Providing a series of challenging projects that encourage our children to design their own creative responses to set briefs, and then make them to a high standard using hand tools, machines, and digital technology.
Design Technology is a subject which our children really enjoy, especially being absorbed in this creative, problem-solving activity for extended periods of time. It encompasses creative thinking, maths skills, scientific investigation, physical development and coordination, developing language and vocabulary, and much more...
It builds self-esteem and confidence, too. By being empowered to use real tools, gaining responsibility, accomplishing tasks which initially feel challenging, accomplishing new skills, and, finally, taking pride in their creations.
Our children can follow up on their classroom learning with enrichment clubs in furniture making and green woodworking. We also run a cross-curricular STEM project in Year Six, working with Science and Maths on a team project.
Projects for 2018
- Y6 - Designed and built trebuchets and used pine to create a wooden box
- Y5 - Designed and made a moving toy as well as designing and creating a fidget spinner.
- Y4 - Created a pine jigsaw of their own design
- Y3 - Designed and made a wall plaque