Design and Technology

  • Mr John Duckett

    Design and Technology Subject Leader

  • Mr Luke Birchall

    Design and Technology Link Governor

At Newchurch Primary School we encourage children to use their creativity and imagination to design and make products with a purpose that solve problems within a variety of contexts, considering their own and others’ needs, wants and values. Wherever possible, we aim to make links with other curriculum subjects such as mathematics, science, computing and art. 

Children are given the opportunity to develop their technical understanding, making skills, learn about design methods and investigate their environment and the materials around them through three core units per year:

  •          Construction and textiles
  •          Cooking and Nutrition
  •          Mechanisms

Through these units, we aim to develop the following skills in line with the National Curriculum:

  • Design skills
  • Making skills
  • Evaluation skills
  • Technical knowledge appropriate to their year group
  • Cooking and nutrition