DT Rationale

Design Technology at Bury
Here at Bury School, we teach Design Technology using a hands-on, practical approach making full use of the natural environment to support teaching and learning of the National Curriculum objectives.
We have developed knowledge organisers that demonstrate the key learning that will be covered during DT units, directly linked to the National Curriculum. These knowledge organisers are the starting point of all DT planning and individual lessons will be developed from here, ensuring coverage of all objectives and clear progression throughout the primary years. 
All Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 DT objectives are covered through Bury Rangers lessons, taught by the class teacher, or another class teacher from within the school. 'Bury Rangers' are our weekly environmental based lessons. We have developed plans that allow children to access the DT curriculum outside in the natural environment throughout the year. They plan and make products and devices that link to our natural environment including, bug hotels, bird feeders, shelters and dens, camp gadgets, photo frames, animals traps for species identification and many others. They will use skills such as, knot tying, whittling, sawing, hammering, drilling, designing, evaluating and analysing.
All classes will also cook a variety of food and drink over the campfire, using seasonal foods, harvesting from our own school environment where possible.  
Their work is collated into a 'Floor Book' for each class. This is a large book that includes a variety of written observations and quotes by children, recorded by teaching staff, photographs, written work and drawings to record the children's learning each week. These books are shared in class throughout the year to aid retrieval and to celebrate their DT learning.