Penny Park Lane, Coventry, West Midlands, CV6 2GU

02476 333631

Holy Family Catholic Primary School

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

Design and Technology is an exciting subject that sparks children's imagination. They see an everyday problem and think "What if...?"
It is this curiosity that fuels
innovation, encourages them to take risks and demonstrates how ALL designers must fail first in order to finally create a product that works. 

At Holy Family School 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

 

                                           HOME LEARNING UP-CYCLE CHALLENGE                                                      

RE-CYCLE...RE-USE and RE-DUCE waste.
Can you transform something you have lying around the house into a product that is useful and looks great too?
Take a before and after photo and Tweet it for us to see!

WARNING: always ask an adults permission before up-cycling any items. Ask for help with anything fragile, sharp or tricky to do by yourself.

There are lots of ideas online, but here's a few to get you started...

 Or why not try making something out of...

an egg box        cardboard       old CD or DVD     old items of clothing     glass jar     Pringles tube     empty tins/cans     bottle caps     straws     magazine

Good Luck!      I can't wait to see what you have made.      Mrs. Newman.

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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Thank you to the children who entered the Peace & Reconciliation DT Competition. See if you can spot your wonderful designs.
Winners were: Gracie KS1, Luca KS2