Welcome to our DT page. At Seven Stars we understand the importance of being able to design a product that has a clear purpose for a variety of contexts. We aim to take risks and independently choose and use resources effectively to make a functioning product. We consider the needs of others and understand the impact products can have on people and the environment.

Each class covers the objectives given in the National curriculum to design, make and evaluate products. These skills are then broken down using the Lancashire KLIPS. We use these to assess our stages of design, final products and evaluations. Our units also include skills in Food technology.

We have strong links with other subjects and come together with Science and Maths in our STEM week to help us understand that DT uses many skills from these areas as well. We understand the importance of links with the outside community and our children will often visit and receive talks from local businesses including Tesco, Leyland Trucks and Leyland Market.

We look forward to showing you some of our work.

 

Aims 

            

 

   At Seven Stars we believe in Design Technology the children should …

 

 . Design and create products for a meaningful or realistic purpose

 

. Solve problems independently and in groups when designing and making problems.

 

. To build up a repertoire of knowledge, skills and understanding in order to design and make high quality prototypes and products for a wide range of users.

 

. Be able to critique, evaluate and test their ideas and the work of others.

 

. Use the environment around them (especially the outdoors) to support enquiry or investigation.

 

. Select and use appropriate tools correctly and purposefully in an independent way.

 

 

 Open Doors Curriculum 

At Seven Stars we want to open doors for our children that might otherwise be closed in order to provide them with the knowledge, understanding and skills for them to become successful learners who can aspire to a life of flourishing and contribute to the flourishing of others in society.         

 

   At Seven Stars we believe in Design Technology the children should …

 

 . Design and create products for a meaningful or realistic purpose

 

. Solve problems independently and in groups when designing and making problems.

 

. To build up a repertoire of knowledge, skills and understanding in order to design and make high quality prototypes and products for a wide range of users.

 

. Be able to critique, evaluate and test their ideas and the work of others.

 

. Use the environment around them (especially the outdoors) to support enquiry or investigation.

 

. Select and use appropriate tools correctly and purposefully in an independent way.

 

 

 

At Seven Stars we want to open doors for our children that might otherwise be closed in order to provide them with the knowledge, understanding and skills for them to become successful learners who can aspire to a life of flourishing and contribute to the flourishing of others in society.

 

Opening Doors in DT

 

  1. Core knowledge and skills

It is important that our children understand the full process of creating a product and how it meets the needs and purpose of the customer. At Seven Stars we use both the knowledge and processes to design and create products for different purposes. Children acquire a broad range of subject knowledge and draw on their skills from other subjects such as maths, ICT and Art to support them in the design and making process. The children are using their skills to solve real and relevant problems in a variety of contexts.

 

  1. The World

In DT our children learn how to take risks, becoming resourceful, innovative, enterprising and capable citizens. Through the evaluation of past and present design and technology, they develop a critical understanding of its impact on daily life and the wider world. High-quality design and technology education makes an essential contribution to the creativity, culture, wealth and well-being of the nation.

 

  1. Health body, Healthy mind and Healthy lives

Seven Stars recognises the importance of supporting each other in order to live healthy and fulfilling lives. Our design technology curriculum provides the tools for our children to produce ideas that will support and encourage people to be healthy and have a better quality of life. Our food technology units focus on a healthy diet and keeping safe in the kitchen. The children test and make improvements on the products they create so they are safe and work well for their target market.

 

  1. Creativity

DT at Seven Stars begins with the creativity and imagination of our children. New and innovative ideas are encouraged and children are free to think and develop designing and making skills using the equipment they need.

 

  1. Communication and Language

In our DT curriculum the children are encouraged to question and find out the needs of the consumer in order to develop their product. They need to be able to establish the wants, needs and values of the consumer and use this to lead their design Vocabulary is used throughout the design and making process and particularly when explaining why their product is fit for purpose.