Design Technology

Design and Technology is about making things that people want and that work well. Through this area children are creative problem solvers who search for opportunities to make improvements.

At St Clare’s Primary Catholic School, Design and technology is an inspiring, rigorous and practical subject. Using creativity and imagination, pupils design and make products that solve real and relevant problems within a variety of contexts, considering their own and others needs wants and values. Our pupils learn how to take risks, becoming resourceful, innovative, enterprising, and capable citizens.

Through the evaluation of past and present design and technology, they develop a critical understanding of its impact on daily life and the wider world.

We provide children with the opportunities for them to build and apply a repertoire of knowledge, understanding and skills in order to design and make prototypes and products for a wide range of users.

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Over the bridge

Over the bridge

This week the children have been exploring ‘The three billy goats gruff’. As part of our learning we have been building bridges using different materials using inspiration from images of bridges from around the world. While exploring bridges we have continued working...

A week in Cherry Class

A week in Cherry Class

Another busy week in Cherry Class! We have been out in the rain, enjoying Forest Schools - working as a team to make a secure home for an egg before carryout an egg drop, following our clay hedgehog sculpting last week. We have been exploring the properties of...

Little pig, little pig let me come in!

Little pig, little pig let me come in!

What a great week we have had with the three little pigs and the big bad wolf. We have explored different building materials to see what would be as strong as a brick house and worked on using these materials to build using different techniques. Using the traditional...

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