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. They acquire a broad range of subject knowledge and draw on disciplines such as mathematics, science, engineering, computing and art.
Design and technology teaching and learning at Garlinge Primary School and Nursery aims to ensure that all pupils:
This year the children at Garlinge have been busy designing and making things that support their learning in the Topics that they are learning about. Year 1 have been making rockets during their learning about The Gunpowder Plot. Year 2 have also been making spacecraft during their topic on Space. In Year 3 the children have made Egyptian Sarcophaguses and pyramids. In Year 4 the children were keen to build models of London landmarks. In Year 5 they have been making Saxon oatcakes and have been weaving. Year 6 have been designing, making and evaluating Anderson Shelters as part of their studies about World War 2.
In Term 2 Miss Stannard has been running an after school club where children have been making Autumn-themed models as well as Christmas decorations. In Term 5 Mr Piper will be running a D&T club for older children in Key Stage 2.