GLF Schools

GLF Schools

GLF Schools was founded in 2012 in order to enable the federation of Glyn School (an academy in 2011) and Danetree Junior School. Together, we began our journey to become a MAT of more than 1000 talented staff working with over 10,000 children in 40 schools across 5 regions in southern England.

Design Technology

We provide pupils with a variety of creative and practical activities, they are taught the knowledge, understanding and skills needed to engage in an iterative process of designing and making. Our DT curriculum is deisgned to ensure that all children are able to access the learning, with clear progression throughout the school in each of the objectives. The school has many resources and so allows the quality of the teaching and learning to be of a high standard thus inspiring.

Design Technology in our school

DT Lead - Mrs C Humphries

Design and teachnology is taught in discrete lessons that link to our main topic themes. Our pupils are taught to:

  •  develop the creative, technical and practical expertise needed to perform everyday tasks confidently and to participate successfully in an increasingly technological world
  • build and apply a repertoire of knowledge, understanding and skills in order to design and make high-quality prototypes and products for a wide range of users 
  • critique, evaluate and test their ideas and products and the work of others 
  •  understand and apply the principles of nutrition and learn how to cook

This year we are developing our Design and Technology curriculum by investing in new resources to support our pupils' learning.

DT Progression Document

Knowledge Organisers

Year 1 Fruit-VegetablesYear 1 Mechanisms-Moving-Story-BookYear 1 Mechanisms-Wheels-and-AxlesYear 1 Structures-Constructing-a-WindmillYear 1 Textiles-Puppets

Year 2 Building Baby Bears ChairYear 2 Balanced-DietYear 2 Mechanisms-Fairground-WheelYear 2 Moving-Monster-Year 2 Pouches