Design and Technology
Mr S Thomas
Design and Technology involves pupils being engaged in practical activities, which combine designing and making. The design process and developing pupils’ creativity is at the heart of the subject. The projects undertaken provide opportunities for pupils to extend their knowledge and understanding of materials and components, systems and control, and structures.
Pupils complete a wide range of projects, which focus on resistant materials (wood, manufactured boards and plastics), textiles and food. In resistant materials, the projects range from designing and making an acrylic key ring in Year 5, to creating a LED torch in Year 8. In Food and Textiles, projects include designing and making a hot pot holder in Year 5, to creating pizzas and ski hats in Year 8.
It is expected that homework set should take no longer
than 20 minutes (Years 5 & 6) or 30 minutes (Years 7&8)
to complete. In addition to the tasks set out by the
timetable, we request that children read or are read to
daily for 15 minutes.