Design Technology

'Tell me and I forget - show me and I may remember - Let me do and I learn'SAM 2339

At Argyle, Design Technology is a subject that is practical and provides opportunities for all children to design and make good quality products for a specific purpose. It encourages children to become independent and creative problem solvers, both as individuals and as part of a team. They develop technical understanding and making skills, learn about design methods and investigate their environment and the materials around them.

At Argyle our curriculum for Design Technology is planned to ensure that skills are built on across each Key Stage. Activities are designed to be engaging and link to Humanities and Science topics and to prepare children to take part in the development of tomorrow's rapidly changing world.

Our Curriculum Overview 2014

  Autumn Spring      Summer               
Year 1   Create aeroplanes and Scuttlers  Sliding Pictures    Picnic Food  
Year 2
  •  Tudor Buildings
  • Baking Bread
  • Windmills
 Fairy Tale Character Puppets  Healthy Eating
Year 3
  • Pneumatic Toys
  • Weaving recycled materials
  • Egyptian mummies
  • A Sarcophagus 
  • Cooking
  • Ceramic Containers 
Year 4
  •  Clay Boats
  •  Roman Mosaics
  • Electric fan boats
  • Working Lamps
  • African Masks
  • Create Pizza
  • Design Pizza Boxes
Plaster Sculptures 
Year 5  Space models
  •  Animation Movies
  • Wind - up Roman Chariots
 Sculpture - work of Henry Moore
Year 6  Electric jet racers  Lino cutting  Electric Fairground Carousels

Take a look at some of our Design Technology workshops


 Year 2 made bread and cooked it outdoors on an open fire. The bread was similar to some cooked in 1666 at the time of THe Great Fire of London.

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