At Woodthorpe, we aim to provide children with a high-quality education in Design Technology, which equips them to become skillful creators, designers and reflective evaluators. Design technology is essential to our lives: we firmly believe that children must be taught the fundamental skills, knowledge and understanding relating to; cooking, structures, textiles, mechanisms and the digital world in order to support them in their ever changing world.
Within our Design Technology approach, we teach our children to respect others through collaborative group work in addition to learning new skills. Children have the opportunity to design, invent and create in a range of design technology lessons, providing them with the opportunities to express and showcase their talents. We aim to instil a passion for Design Technology that will last a lifetime. Naturally, Design Technology challenges our children, through its progression of skills and techniques throughout their primary journey.
Children become proficient in their Design Technology techniques by building on prior knowledge and skills. Children’s work demonstrates the progression of skills and techniques throughout the various key stages.
Throughout the year, we strive to enhance our Design Technology curriculum in many different ways. We are fortunate to have the charity Phunky Foods come into school to enhance our ‘Cooking and Nutrition’ strand of our curriculum and provide both families and pupils with the opportunity to learn how to cook healthy, nutritious meals. We also have been fortunate to develop relationships with many other DT specialists including farmers, TV & movie set makers and puppeteers!
#WPSYY2 were kept extremely busy during their day at Ripon Museum and showed great perseverance, whilst working in the laundry room and washing all of the Victorian clothes. #WPSYHistory #Woodthorpecharacter
Year 2 had a wonderful day last week at Ripon Museum. We started our day, in the Victorian school room and showed great determination during our handwriting lesson. #WPSYY2 #WPSYHistory #Woodthorpecharacter
To finish off our science topic ‘seasonal changes’, Year 1 proudly presented their own weather forecast! We used our prior knowledge of measuring the temperature and stating the different types of weather. ☀️ 💨 🌧️ #WPSYY1 #WPSYScience #Woodthorpecharacter
Would we have liked to go to school in the past? #WPSYY2 enjoyed finding out about Victorian classrooms; chanting times tables, practising our reading and writing on slate instead of paper. We were very respectful to the school mistress! #WPSYHistory #woodthorpecharacter