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 technologies.
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...
DT builds self-esteem and confidence as the children are empowered to use real tools. They develop independence as they accomplish new tasks and overcome challenges and take real pride when completing their creations.
Our children can follow up on their classroom learning with enrichment clubs in furniture making, 3D printing and forest school. We also run a cross-curricular STEM project in Years Four and Six, working with Science and Maths on team projects.
Projects for 2022-2023
- Y6 - Use hand tools to cut tenon joints to create a pine box and design and build products to market and sell as part of the Young Enterprise scheme.
- Y5 - Design and make a moving toy and use the 2D design software and the laser cutter to create a unique wall clock.
- Y4 - Create a pine book end and candle of their own design using traditional tools. They also use the 2D design software and the laser cutter to create a self-propelled boat.
- Y3 - Design and made a String Art wall plaque and learn 2D design to make a 3D maze on the laser cutter.