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Design Technology

Children at William Austin Infant School are encouraged to use practical skills, designing and evaluating to produce products that engage them and help them to apply learning from mathematics, literacy and science.
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Year R

Activities include using joining and construction skills to make a boat that floats, using sewing skills to make a Christmas card, designing and making a healthy soup, designing and making a gingerbread man and using tools and wood to make a vehicle. Children get opportunities to work with a wide range of materials and construction activities. Also much exciting practical learning takes place outside.

 

Year 1

All About Me – designing, making and evaluating a face biscuit.

Toys – choosing materials designing, making and evaluating a Mr Potato Head toy.

A skills workshop on trying different ways to join materials.

UK -– choosing materials designing, making and evaluating an island landscape.

Growth – choosing and making a healthy fruit salad.

 

Year 2

Pirates – choose materials, design, make and evaluate a floating ship to carry cargo.

Heroes- choose materials, design, make and evaluate a vehicle for a super hero.

Roald Dahl – use mechanisms, design, make and evaluate a pop up book. Design and make a Marvellous Smoothie, choosing fruits and juice.

Our Window – use sewing, choose materials to make a nature motif cushion.

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