Purpose of study
Design and technology at St James' school is an inspiring and practical subject. Using creativity and imagination, pupils design and make products that solve real and relevant problems within a variety of contexts and when possible link to other subjects. They will acquire a broad range of subject knowledge and use other disciplines such as maths, science, engineering, computing and art. Pupils learn how to take risks, become resourceful, innovative and enterprising.
Pupil voice (Summer 2016)
Pupils preferred DT lessons to be blocked together as they enjoyed the freedom and opportunity to complete the product.
Pupils enjoyed working in groups whilst using their imagination and creativity also they recognised how DT could help them when they grow up.
All pupils liked to have a photograph of their finished product in their sketch book.
All pupils surveyed were able to recall what they had made and describe how they assessed their work.
Year 3 and Year 4
making volcanoes linking to Geography lessons
building pyramids linking to History and English lessons
making Roman mosaics and shields linking to History, Geography and English lessons
making a 3D model of the solar system linking to science and English lessons
creating a rainforest linking to geography and English lessons
building Anderson shelters linking to history and English lessons
creating Aztec masks and wraps linking to history and English lessons
building a controllable car linking to science lessons
creating a printed piece of wallpaper linking to history and English lessons