Beamish Primary School

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Design and Technology

Design and Technology offers pupils a chance to use creative thinking and activity within a defined purpose and tangible outcome. The school is committed to nurturing pupils’ curiosity and creativity, as well as preparing them for living in a modern world where technology is rapidly changing and advancing.

Design and Technology in EYFS

Through Expressive Arts children are encouraged to construct and create purposefully selecting tools and techniques needed to shape, assemble and join materials they are using. children learn through first-hand experiences which involve putting their ideas into practice to develop an awareness and understanding of the possibilities and limitations of different materials. Practitioners encourage children to explore, observe, solve problems, think critically, make decisions and talk about why they have made their decisions as they design and create. Children’s natural creativity is fostered and opportunities for investigation, designing and making are offered daily within our provision, which enables children to learn a great deal about their world.

Design and Technology in KS1 and KS2

Please see below for our Design and Technology overview.

For each year group and unit, we created vocabulary mats to support children’s understanding and use of key subject vocabulary.

Design and Technology Project Examples

View our Presentation by clicking the link below:

Design & Technology Example Presentation

We have been enjoying our DT units of work, ranging from cooking to designing and making our own vehicles! Please take a look at some of the work we have produced.

Cooking and Nutrition

 Gears and Pulleys


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