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22/09/22

Check out our self portraits. Can you guess who we are? https://t.co/XyBh0GeRFo

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22/09/22

Year 5 worked collaboratively to create a collage remembering Queen Elizabeth II and shared our thoughts and feelings during a circle time today. https://t.co/ug6p8l4xkB

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08/09/22

We express our deepest sympathies for the passing of HM Queen Elizabeth II. Her dedication to the UK, other realms & territories is unparalleled & we thank her for her service. Our school will observe the mourning period whilst continuing to support our children, families & staff

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04/09/22

We look forward to welcoming children and families back to school tomorrow, 5th September, as we start our new school year. A special welcome to all our new children and families who have their first day tomorrow. See you in the morning!

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18/07/22

Keeping cool and having fun this morning at Whyteleafe Holiday Club. https://t.co/55p9XJwZKZ

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15/07/22

Well done to all of our Year 6 award winners. You are all stars!! https://t.co/69MWRxhzu4

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15/07/22

Some of our amazing year 6 Bee Keepers who have been awarded the British Bee Keeping Association Junior Certificate. What an amazing achievement. https://t.co/KaBdqf52uL

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15/07/22

Our last 'Hot Chocolate with the Head' of 2022. Well done to all of you for always going over and above. https://t.co/ChQWulPxcn

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15/07/22

Art and Dt Showcase part 2 https://t.co/AJ3meosKQD

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15/07/22

It was amazing to see all the children’s artwork on display for a final Art and Dt showcase https://t.co/yGU7Ql8Ggt

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14/07/22

Some great independent writing from Year 4 inspired by the video The Feast! what do you think? 😊 https://t.co/R1tloe8iHD

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11/07/22

Well done to all of our amazing pupils who took part in our Summer Music Concert. It was a fantastic evening of singing and music making. https://t.co/pjNBIoWFcn

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08/07/22

Some great group work from Year 5 presenting their learning on The Five Pillars of Islam ☪️ https://t.co/6caSZDnzmM

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08/07/22

Some more fantastic children who were rewarded with 'Hot Chocolate with the Head' for always going over and above. Well done everyone! https://t.co/9QBFFzKu3a

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08/07/22

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4R enjoying a replica Roman game for our by https://t.co/iRq9iFZM4O

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08/07/22

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Reception loved tasting honey from our very own Whyteleafe School Bees! https://t.co/WRt2NnLQku

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07/07/22

Catching up on 'Hot Chocolate with the Head' with some of our amazing pupils. Well done everyone! https://t.co/0IH1fF1GWN

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06/07/22

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Today, we have had fun learning about length. We have used cubes to measure different objects and pictures https://t.co/pwxxOmEWW0

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05/07/22

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Some of our keen gardeners have grown and harvested potatoes in our garden. They also grew parsley and chives. Yesterday we cooked and enjoyed them! https://t.co/oZOFjNYkVa

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05/07/22

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Honeybees had a fantastic day celebrating their Hero! https://t.co/9f7WLLBKL4

    D.T.

    At Whyteleafe, there are always interesting and exciting design and technology projects happening around the school from EYFS to Year 6.  Design and technology brings learning to life - children learn the skills of designing, making, evaluating and understanding technical knowledge. This is taught through food, materials, textiles, electrical systems, computing, construction and mechanics. Design and technology is a great context for discovering literacy, maths, science, art and computing, especially for the more kinaesthetic learners. Children are given the opportunity to learn a wide range of new skills and build on the skills learnt in previous years.

    Through design and technology lessons, we provide all children with opportunities to improve oracy skills. Technical vocabulary is taught in all year groups and children are encouraged to use this language within their independent work. Children throughout the school are given the opportunity to participate in termly exhibitions where other children and parents can view their work and they can present their work, explaining the thought processes and decision making.

    Through our design and technology curriculum, all children are encouraged to deepen their understanding of processes and the ability to problem solve. Children are challenged through questioning to evaluate products and designs against set specifications.

    Design and technology is assessed termly through teacher assessment against the National Curriculum.

    As a school, we recognise that displaying the children’s creations is an important part of the artistic process.  Therefore, we have a dedicated space for children in all year groups to showcase their work. Children are proud of their work and look forward to seeing what is on display.

    At Whyteleafe, we are fortunate to have a space within the school dedicated to art and DT.  The Art Studio is available for small groups of children to take part in additional art activities to develop their art techniques further. Parent volunteers share their artistic talents with the children to create large, eye-catching pieces of art that decorate the communal areas of the school building.

    By the end of Year 6, a Whyteleafe child will have an understanding of what DT is and the knowledge of the processes and skills involved in designing, making and evaluating a product from a design specification.

    Documents

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    Aiming to be Inclusive DT 31st Mar 2022 Download
    DT Curriculum including progression of k... 15th Sep 2022 Download