Design Technology at Hawthorn

Design and technology is an inspiring, creative and practical subject which encourages children to become independent, creative problem solvers and thinkers. Through the DT curriculum, children should be inspired by engineers, designers, chefs and architects to enable them to create a range of structures, mechanisms, textiles, electrical systems and food products with a real-life purpose.

At Hawthorn Primary School, we teach children age-appropriate skills in design and technology that are transferrable to their everyday lives, and that are also built upon and expanded year on year. We embed design and technology into the topic-based style of all year groups throughout the school. This involves investigating, planning and using a wide range of materials in different situations.

Year 1 made fruit kebabs. They done lots of taste testing to see which fruits they would like on their own kebab and then planned it. The children practised different skills such as chopping, peeling and slicing. 
For European Languages Week, Year 3 were learning about France. They choose to create a french dish called Croque Monsieur which is known as a hot sandwich.
In Year 6, the children designed, created and evaluated a moving toy which would be suitable for a Reception child. The Year 6 children brought their finished products into Reception for the children to test. 
The children in Year 4 made a Greek dip called Tzatziki.
Year 3 planned and created their own kites. They then evaluated them and thought about what went well and how they could improve it next time.
In year 4, the children made a stocking for Christmas! They designed how they wanted their stocking to look and then used their sewing skills to join the material together.
Year 5 worked in groups to create a Viking longhouse.