Wilby Primary

'I can do all things through Him who gives me strength' (Philippians 4:13*) Wilby CE Primary School
  • Wilby is an awesome school packed full of caring students and teachers Gracie
  • We are all different but all equally important at Wilby Alfie
  • Wilby makes learning fun! Jonty
  • Wilby is just the most amazing school in the entire world! Harvey
  • We have a positive attitude towards being ourselves here. We know making mistakes is fine! It is how we learn Wren
  • Being a part of Wilby is like being part of a big family Alex
  • We have faith that everyone will do well and we make sure no one is left behind
  • I love Wilby because no one is left out
  • You are supported so you can achieve the very best at Wilby-it is a great place to be
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Design and Technology    

Access our Design Technology Skills Progression chart HERE

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UKS2 2023-24

Spring: Incorporating electrical systems

LKS2 2023-24

Spring: Constructing building (including castles!)

KS1 2023-24

Spring: Be an architect

Through the teaching of Design and Technology at Wilby, we hope to help our pupils begin their journey to becoming resourceful, enterprising citizens, who will have the skills to contribute to the future advancements of innovation and design! 

We aim to inspire our pupils to be innovative and creative thinkers who have an appreciation for the product design cycle. We want them to develop the confidence to take risks, through research, drafting design concepts, modelling, making, testing and evaluation. As a small village school, we feel it is important to broaden our pupil’s outlook; therefore design projects are planned so that children work in a range of relevant contexts. We aim to help them to become confident and reflective learners who, through the evaluation of past and present design and technology, can develop a critical understanding of its impact on daily life and the wider world.

We have chosen to base our planning on units chosen from Kapow. The Kapow Primary scheme is a spiral curriculum, in which key areas of learning are revisited again and again with increasing complexity, allowing pupils to build on their previous learning and ensuring that none of our learners is ‘left behind’. By adapting the Kapow scheme of work to suit our pupils, we provide clear progression of learning throughout KS1 and KS2 which aligns with the National Curriculum’s end of key stage attainment targets. EYFS (Reception) planning resources also help provide opportunities for pupils to work towards the Development matters statements and the Early Learning Goals.

                                                                                                                                                Pupils will revisit six key areas throughout their time at Wilby:

  • Cooking & Nutrition (E.g safe food preparation, recipe design, cooking, seasonal eating)
  • Mechanisms / Mechanical Systems (E.g sliders, levers, linkages, wheels, axles, automata/cams)
  • Structures (E.g. nets, modelling, joining materials, strengthening, stiffening, building)
  • Textiles (E.g cutting, joining fabrics, sewing, use of patterns, decoration)
  • Electrical Systems (KS2 only - E.g circuits, buzzers, alarms, interactive or light up displays, torches)
  • Digital World (KS2 only - E.g introducing simple CAD (computer aided design), elements of programming, monitoring and control)