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Christmas decoration D&T competition

Thank you to all who designed and made decorations to sell at the Autumn Fair - you are amazing! Look at all of the brilliant things you made! smiley


Design Technology at Dalestorth


We follow a 2 year rolling curriculum plan across school based on the 'Inspire' Curriculum. Throughout this cycle, the children have many opportunities to experience a range of Design and Technology (DT) opportunities. All children will have termly projects in DT.


Each class completes at least 1 DT project per term. Within each 2-year planning cycle, all areas of the curriculum are covered, with a clear progression of skills being developed.


DT project booklets are used, ensuring all work is compiled in an organised manner.


DT projects in KS1 and KS2 include the following elements:


  1. Investigative and Evaluative Activities
  2. Focused tasks
  3. A Design, Make and Evaluate Assignment


What's new 2018-19?

This year we will be introducing whole-school home D&T projects! Keep your eyes peeled for further information in the Autumn Term. 


We will also be enjoying a whole school festive D&T month in the run-up to Christmas. Photos will be added later in the term. 




The Great Dalestorth Bake Off 2019!


Many thanks to everyone for all of the amazing entries - you helped to raise a brilliant £130 for Burundi! 

We were very busy throughout December, working on various Design and Technology projects throughout the school as you can see. In Key Stage 1, the children were making some wonderful grottos for Santa. The children in Years 3 & 4 designed and made some amazing moving Christmas cards, using lever and linkage mechanisms, and the children in Years 5 & 6 had a great time designing Egyptian theme parks! 
In October we enjoyed a whole school Technology Week. From making spiders in Foundation Stage through to making gadget covers in Years 5 and 6, the children across school all took part in designing, making and evaluating a product. Here are a few photos to show you what we did. 

Some of the Design and Technology that has taken place over the past few months...