The Really Useful Primary Design and Technology Book brings together essential subject knowledge and pedagogy to support and inspire those planning to teach D&T in the primary school. Offering comprehensive coverage of the 2014 National Curriculum, as well as exciting ideas to extend beyond it, the book is packed full of everything the busy teacher needs to be able to develop children’s key skills and techniques, and a range of big and small projects to put them into practice.
With crucial subject knowledge explained in detail, useful ‘How To’ guides at the end of each chapter reinforce the skills and technology covered with instructions for making a variety of models. Sets of lesson plans include information on the resources needed to support both more and less able children, and assessment guidance, ‘Top Tips’ and ‘Things to Consider’ provide extra help and inspiration.
Key topics covered include:
- cooking and nutrition
- textiles and the design cycle
- IT control and monitoring
- electronic systems
- the roles and responsibilities of the DT leader
- assessment of D&T.
The Really Useful Primary Design and Technology Book provides all the information a new teacher needs to be able to teach D&T confidently, and with valuable cross-curricular links and photocopiable templates, even experienced teachers and subject leaders will find fresh inspiration for their lessons.
Table of Contents
1. Introduction 2. The Design Cycle 3. Cooking and Nutrition 4. Structures 5. Textiles 6. Mechanisms 7. Electronic systems 8. IT Control and Monitoring 9. Assessment 10. DT Leader: Roles and Responsibilities Glossary Index
Elizabeth Flinn is Lecturer in Primary Science and D&T at Middlesex University, UK.
Sarah Patel is Senior Lecturer in Primary Computing and D&T at Middlesex University, UK.