Design and Technology Curriculum.
The subject lead for Design Technology at Darwen St James is Miss Sanders.
Design and Technology in Autumn 2, 2020!
In the Autumn term, we were all busy working on our Design and Technology projects!
Year 1 - Moving Minibeasts
Year 1 explored how to construct a sliding mechanism, a lever and pivot mechanism, and finally a wheel mechanism. They then applied their knowledge and understanding to design and make a moving minibeast picture for an author who was writing a book about minibeasts.
Year 2 - Fire Engines
Year 2 learnt all about fire engines. The class explored modern fire engines and their features, and explored, designed, created and evaluated their own model fire engine using wheels, axles and chassis. This fitted in with Year 2’s History topic ‘Great Fire of London’ by also looking at 17th century fire engines.
Year 3 - Seasonal Stockings
Year 3 got ready for Christmas! The year 3s developed and used their knowledge and skills by using a variety of sewing techniques. They joined and decorated fabric in order to design and make their very own Christmas stocking!
Year 4 - Making Mini Greenhouses
Year 4 children became aspiring engineers and architects with this fun DT scheme of work!
Year 5 - Funky Fashions
Year 5 took a look at how textiles are used in the fashion industry. They were challenged to design, cut, stitch and decorate a stylish drawstring bag!
Year 6 - Building Bridges
Year 6 investigated types of bridges and the structures that support them. This topic included lots of practical activities with a challenge for the year 6s to build their own bridge.
Using readily-available materials such as card, paper or art straws, children explored ways in which forces act on bridge structures, how they are constructed and how they are strengthened.
Working well as part of a team was crucial, too – as children got to grips with designing, making and evaluating a variety of bridge designs!