Design & Technology
Welcome to the Design & Technology Page!
Design and Technology is an inspiring, rigorous and practical subject. At St Michael with St John CEP we encourage children to be creative and imaginative. Pupils investigate, design, make and evaluate 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. We use the Lancashire scheme of work to teach Design & Technology - this may be viewed in school on request.
We have an annual STEM week in which the children take part in a whole-school project incorporating Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths. Over the last few years, these have proved very popular with our children and have included the following projects:
2015 - Floating gardens
2017 - Wind powered winches
2018 - Card business
2019 - Catapults
The website and video linked below below demonstrates the concepts of STEM.
STEM - A range of videos and resources incorporating STEM activities.
Food hygiene & Safety
Within D&T, a range of units are based on food. Consequently, as a school, We aim to educate children on the importance of food safety and hygiene. Considering the effects of cross contamination on end users is a very important part of the learning process, when we handle and prepare food. The website below offers a range of advice and videos explaining why it is important - and how to minimise risk.
There are several other D&T links that you may find useful:
The Design & Technology Association - Offers resources and advice for KS2
Dyson engineering resources - Website providing lesson resources by the inventor James Dyson
Design & Technology POS - National curriculum for D&T KS1/kS2