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Pre-Prep Design Technology

Year 1

Design Technology is enjoyed by all children in Pre Prep and a progression of designing, making and evaluation skills are explored.

In Year 1 the children take part in design tasks, joining fabric and materials using different methods. They investigate a simple mechanism and solve design problems. The children are encouraged to evaluate their work and take part in some peer assessment through discussion. They also take part in food preparation and tasting activities linked to the topics.

Year 2

Design Technology is taught from Year 2 in a purpose built workroom with the Head of Design Technology. This gives each child the opportunity to develop their skills, knowledge and technical ability as they progress through each year group.

In Year 2 Design Technology is taught in half groups with one half having DT while the other half have Food Technology lessons. The classes then swap over at half term. Each class has one term of DT and one half term of Food Technology. The children gain experience and techniques by using a variety of tools and equipment to complete a wooden ‘Skills Board’ project. This will involve using: electric hand drills, pillar drill, hand saws, hammer & nails and making a wind-up mechanism and spinning top.

We are delighted that The Manor has joined the prestigious Artsmark Award and has been awarded the silver status. Artsmark is The Arts Council England’s award for schools who champion The Arts. As an Artsmark school we actively celebrate across the curriculum including Art, Design Technology, Music and Drama.

Where Next

School Closed

In line with Government advice and in conjunction with schools up and down the country, we are very sorry that until further notice, The Manor Preparatory School is closed, although we are operating a skeleton staff at this time for children of our Key Worker families. Although our doors may be closed, our lines of communication remain very firmly open and if you have an admissions enquiry or a general school query, please use the following number 07906 848945 which will be manned between 8:00am and 4:30pm, Monday to Friday, with the facility to leave a message if required. We look forward to welcoming back our children as soon as possible.