Holy Family Catholic Primary School

Jesus said "Let the children come to me" We live and learn and love in His way.

Purpose of study
Design and technology is an inspiring, rigorous and practical subject. Using creativity and imagination, pupils design and make products that solve real and relevant problems within a variety of contexts, considering their own and others’ needs, wants and values. They acquire a broad range of subject knowledge and draw on disciplines such as mathematics, science, engineering, computing and art. Pupils 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.


Aims
The national curriculum for design and technology aims to ensure that all pupils:

  • develop the creative, technical and practical expertise needed to perform everyday tasks confidently and to participate successfully in an increasingly technological world
  • build and apply a repertoire of knowledge, understanding and skills in order to design and make high-quality prototypes and products for a wide range of users
  • critique, evaluate and test their ideas and products and the work of others
  • understand and apply the principles of nutrition and learn how to cook

At Holy Family we ensure that children experience a range of Design and Technology genres and enhance
their skill level as they progress throughout the school.

Our exciting Design Technology curriculum covers:

Cooking & Nutrition  -  Textiles  -  Frame Structures  -  Construction  -  Circuits & Switches  -  Mechanisms  -  Pulleys & Gears

  Take a look at our exciting Design Technology projects! 

Thank you to the children who entered (on the home page) see if you can spot their design in the picture.

Winners were:
Gracie KS1
Luca KS2
In the Summer Term during ‘Coventry - This is My City’ week, some of our budding artist and designers created paintings of famous Coventry landmarks and buildings.

With the help of local artists Lesley Whelan and Laura John, our children sketched the image first, outlined the bold edges and painted using brusho inks to create a beautiful colourful finish.
Many thanks to Deeley-Coventry who sponsored the installation and to our wonderful artists from Years 1-6.
 
Maja, Jaden, Marek, Kyan, Angel, Hunter, Declan, Aryan, Sienna, Ciera, Maddison, Liam, Harrison, Isabelle, Niamh, Ariana, Caoilainn, Alina, Ashton, Caroline, Francesca, Daniel, Lily, Olivia, Logan, Roisin, Mason, Nella, Bailee-Rose.

Construction

Design and build a castle using junk modelling, as part of our "Turrets and Tales" thematic topic.

Cooking & Nutrition

Design and make a healthy fruit salad to take to a Teddy Bears Picnic.

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Construction

Design and build a bridge inspired by the Nursery Rhyme ‘London bridge is falling down’.

Cooking & Nutrition

Design and make a healthy breakfast smoothie and toast with toppings, to help us keep "Fit for Life".

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Mechanics

Design and construct Moving Monsters made using split pin levers and linkages.

Cooking & Nutrition

Design and cook a pizza for lunch, linked to Science learning on Healthy Eating.

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Circuits and switches

Design and make a Battery Operated Light, including a working electrical circuit and the outer casing.

Cooking & Nutrition

Design and cook a healthy pasta dish for dinner.

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Textiles          

Weaving a hanging ornament with techniques used by the "Vicious Vikings".

Cooking & Nutrition

Design and make a healthy ‘super-sub’ influenced by the cuisine of a city/country in North America.

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Textiles

Design and make a coin purse, inspired by our current thematic topic “India”.

Cooking & Nutrition

Design and cook soup and pastries, influenced by the rations available during World War II.

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