Queen’s Manor children design and make products that solve real and relevant problems within a variety of contexts. It is very cross - curricular and draws upon subject knowledge and skills within Mathematics, Science, History, Computing and Art.
In Design and Technology, our children are encouraged to develop an awareness of their environment, the world around them and how technology can be used to solve problems. Queen’s Manor children gain a key understanding of design criteria, practical skills and the critical process of evaluation. They learn keys skills in preparing and handling food, as well as the principles of food and nutrition.
Our children learn to take risks, be reflective, innovative, enterprising and resilient. Through the evaluation of past and present technology they can reflect upon the impact of Design Technology on everyday life and the wider world
At Queen’s Manor, a key importance in Design Technology is the development of skills and knowledge so that children can materialise their ideas. We teach the National Curriculum, supported by a clear skills and knowledge progression. This ensures that skills and knowledge are built on year-by-year and sequenced appropriately to maximise learning for all children. The key skills we teach the children are: sewing and textiles, cooking and nutrition, electrical and mechanical components. Our Design and technology lessons are mainly taught as a block so that children’s learning is focused throughout each unit of work.
All teaching of DT at Queen’s Manor should follow the design, make and evaluate cycle. The children are given opportunities to experiment with a range of materials and to make decisions about which materials would be most suitable for their design. At the end of a project, children evaluate their models and look at how their work could be improved for future designs.
Our children have the opportunity to learn from other schools as they take part in DT model making and go up against other schools in Dragon’s Den during the summer term.
By the time our children leave Queen’s Manor they will have developed the skills, concepts and knowledge to express their responses to ideas and experiences in a variety of form outlined in the National Curriculum for Design and Technology.
Our children will have developed