Design Technology Year 1
This term we have been using our construction and block areas to begin to understand the DT process.
At the end of this term we are taking part in a DT project with a specific aim of making something for someone for some purpose!
DT1/1.1a design purposeful, functional, appealing products for themselves and other users based on design criteria
DT1/1.1b generate, develop, model and communicate their ideas through talking, drawing, templates, mock-ups and, where appropriate, information and communication technology
On Remembrance Day, one child wanted to make a "poppy statue" as a tribute to the soldiers who had died "to protect us". He designed the poppy, chose his materials, built and evaluated it.
DT1/1.2a select from and use a range of tools and equipment to perform practical tasks
DT1/1.2b select from and use a wide range of materials and components, including construction materials, textiles and ingredients, according to their characteristics
During our water enquiry, a fish was designed and made using wooden blocks.
Thinking about habitats of animals, a zoo was designed as a safe area for wild animals to live in this country.
DT1/1.3a explore and evaluate a range of existing products
DT1/1.3b evaluate their ideas and products against design criteria
DT1/1.4a build structures, exploring how they can be made stronger, stiffer and more stable
DT1/1.4b explore and use mechanisms, in their products.
The structure was reinforced underneath to help it balance.