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Design Technology

Design and technology is an inspiring, rigorous and practical subject.  Our children are involved in designing and making products while solving real life problems, within a variety of contexts. They acquire a broad range of subject knowledge and are able to make many links to other areas of the curriculum.  Through the evaluation of past and present design and technology, our children develop a critical understanding of its impact on daily life and the wider world. 

The aims for teaching design and technology are to:
*develop the creative, practical and technical expertise needed to perform everyday tasks confidently.
*build and apply a repertoire of knowledge, understanding and skills in order to design and make prototypes and products.
*critique, evaluate and test their ideas and the work of and others.
*understand and apply the principles of nutrition and learn how to cook.

In both Key Stage 1 and 2 children work in a range of relevant contexts, including home, school, gardens, playgrounds, the local community, industry and the wider environment.

Cooking and Nutrition


Cooking and learning about healthy eating and healthy lifestyles is also an important part of the D.T. curriculum.


Saplings, Ash and Sycamore carried out cooking projects in Autumn term, 2023.


Ash made Gingerbread People. They designed their gingerbread person, followed instructions to make them, followed their designs to decorate them and finally, they got to eat them! 

Beech class - created a Christmas felt bauble as part of their project!

Year 6 using and applying their sewing skills, including straight, basting and whip stitches.

Ash class made gingerbread girls and boys!

Beech kept things festive with their project. They designed, made and evaluated Christmas decorations.

Mulberry linked their project to their topic.

Sycamore filled the school with the aroma of homecooked soup.

Preschool made Diwali Lights November 2023

Chestnut Class made delicious Olive Spelt Bread December 2023

Learning without limits nurtured by Christian Values