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School Closure- Remote Learning Opportunities


Below are a range of different links to a range of different learning opportunities to use during the school closures. Explore and enjoy!


Live streams:

https://www.theocooks.com/kids-cookalong-live/ - at 4.00 on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, live kids cook-a-long with Theo Michaels.

https://www.channel4.com/programmes/jamie-keep-cooking-and-carry-on - weekdays at 5.30, Jamie Oliver shows us how to make simple recipes, using what we have at home.


General Design and Technology:

https://www.jamieoliver.com/features/category/get-kids-cooking/ - recipes for children with Jamie Oliver.



Design and Technology


“Design and technology is a phenomenally important subject. Logical, creative and practical, it’s the only opportunity students have to apply what they learn in maths and science - directly preparing them for a career in engineering. Policy-makers must recognise design and technology’s significance for the UK economy and strive not just to preserve it – but to ensure it appeals to the brightest of young minds.”


James Dyson

Design and technology gives young people the skills and abilities to engage positively with the designed and made world and to harness the benefits of technology.  They learn how products and systems are designed and manufactured, how to be innovative and to make creative use of a variety of resources including digital technologies, to improve the world around them.

The National Curriculum specifies the content that should be taught for KS1 and 2.


Curriculum Progression overview for Design and Technology

How we teach Design and Technology


We have categorised our curriculum content into five areas:


  • Structures
  • Mechanisms
  • Electrical Systems
  • Cooking and Nutrition
  • Textiles

Aside from Electrical Systems, which is KS2 only, each of these acts as the focus for a topic within each year group. 

The school uses a variety of teaching and learning styles in design and technology lessons. The principal aim is to develop children’s knowledge, skills and understanding in design and technology, through having opportunity to share ideas, work as a team and learn from one another.

Children in Y1-4 are taught DT within our ICE Zones. This is led by teaching assistants, with whole class lessons being delivered by teachers during creative weeks. Children experinece opportunites within the topics to explore skills and techinques before using them to design and make products.

In Years 5 and 6, children are taught DT in ongoing units across the year and also in specific DT days.

We use Kapow Primary as a basis for our teaching. This provides videos, demonstration lessons and resources for Y1-6. The content of our curriculum is based on the D  & T Association's 'Projects on a Page'.



Assessment of pupil progress is, in the first instance, on-going by the class teacher and teaching assisants as part of formative assessment. 

An online system of assessment objectives are used to inform summative teacher assessment. This is completed on a termly basis.






Design and Technology at The Round House Primary Academy