Design & Technology
Design and Technology encourages pupils to become innovative and creative problem-solvers. It enables them to identify needs and opportunities and to respond by developing ideas and eventually making working products.
Design and Technology is taught as a block in one week at the end of each term. Every class builds on prior learning as they complete three design technology projects a year.
During each project, pupils are taught to use research and develop design criteria to inform the design of innovative products that are fit for purpose and aimed at particular individuals or groups. Pupils use a range of tools including Computer Aided Design to make their product. Throughout the project, pupils investigate and analyse a range of existing products and evaluate their ideas and products against their own design criteria.
At the end of each project there is a design and technology exhibition to allow each class to present their final product to the school. Each class visits the exhibition to enable pupils to investigate and evaluate the products. The exhibition is a celebration of the pupils’ work and an opportunity to present information displaying the process they followed to complete their finished product.
In the Summer term, the food project is presented at “The Great Welsh House Farm bake off.” All pupils have an opportunity to taste the food and as part of their evaluation, vote for their favourite.
Design and Technology Competition
We have three exciting challenges from The James Dyson Foundation for you to do at home with your family.
As a family, choose one (or more than one) challenge. Use your design and technology skills to create the best structure you can using the materials on the challenge card.
This is a great opportunity to work with your whole family on a fun activity at home during Lock down.
Please take a photograph of your final structure and send it to firstname.lastname@example.org
by Monday 22nd February.
We will be judging the most creative and innovative design. There will be a prize for the winner!