Design & 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 the requirements of both themselves and others. After making their final product, pupils evaluate the product, identifying how it has been successful and make suggestions for improvements. When studying this subject, our pupils acquire a broad range of subject knowledge and draw on disciplines such as Mathematics, Science, and Art. Pupils learn how to take risks, becoming resourceful, innovative and enterprising.
How Do We Teach Design and Technology?
The design & technology curriculum at Churchfields Junior School is detailed and exact, teaching specific skills relating to food, textiles, woodwork and engineering. Each year group participates in an intensive design & technology area of study for six weeks of each term. The subject is taught by a specialist design and technology teacher with additional support provided by the class teacher.