Junior School

Junior Design and Technology

Our curriculum focuses on designing for purpose and includes food technology, textiles and engineering.

Pupils use Lego and K’Nex to learn about mechanics and gears. Access to laptops in lessons allows pupils to use devices including Makey Makeys, Micro:bits and Crumbles. Makey Makeys allow pupils to be creative in their designs to make products that can be programmed to respond to different inputs.

We have clear links with STEAM subjects across the curriculum and promote the value of these subjects to our pupils through competitions, assemblies and taking part in national initiatives such as the Year of Engineering and Tomorrow’s Engineers Week.

Pupils are introduced to CAD software and use these skills to produce packaging for their food products and keyrings that are later laser-cut. Projects are completed with the support of the senior school meaning that our pupils have access to 3D printing and laser cutting.