St. Margaret’s C of E Junior School
Design and Technology
At St Margaret's, it is our firm belief that our pupils need to be ready for an ever-developing world. Design and Technology at St. Margaret’s encourages pupils to be creative problem solvers, both as individuals and as part of a team. The Design and Technology curriculum at St. Margaret’s provides pupils with the opportunity to draw on and use skills from across the curriculum, including mathematics, science, computing and art. We encourage our pupils to learn from past designs and respond to problems, helping them to become innovators.
Design and Technology at St. Margaret’s is taught in such a way that pupils are able to practice key skills through focused practical tasks, evaluate existing products and designs and design and make their own original products. Within each year group, pupils are taught key skills specific for their age range. These skills progress across the year groups so that pupils are able to draw on their previous years learning in order to inform their new designs and products.
Your child will be taught how to work with a variety of materials and mediums as well as developing key skills in evaluating and adapting products, designs and recipes. We are very lucky at St. Margaret’s to house our own cooking and practical room. Pupils are encouraged to cook and prepare a variety of savoury foods.
We look forward to sharing with you the broad range of topics and skills completed by our pupils.