Design & Technology
Welcome to Design & Technology at Chesswood
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pancake Day Competition
Thank you so much to the Chesswood pupils and staff for taking part in the Pancake Day Competition! Please watch the video below to see the fantastic flips and funny flops... 25HP to all entries, 50HP for runners up and 100HP to the winners/best flips and flops/most creative and best presentation! Phew! There were so many amazing entries, we had to add extra categories so we could award even more winners than originally planned! Well done to all of you, you have some awesome DT skills! Chesswood rocks...
We are really proud of design and technology at Chesswood. Led by Mr Light and Miss Hills, we seek to inspire children through the DT curriculum, building key knowledge and skills with many memorable activities along the way.
Update 02/02/21 - Well done Olly in 6SJ for your incredible bridge building, it looks like a really strong structure! 50HP from the DT team for all your hard work. Miss Hills & Mr Light
Update 01/02/21 - A huge well done to Buddy in 3ML for making this cams moving toy during home learning. This is seriously impressive! 50HP from the DT team. Thank you for sharing this with us! Miss Hills & Mr Light
Update 15/12/20 - A huge thank you to the Chesswood parent and Head Chef at '49 Tasty Thai Cuisine' restaurant in Worthing for helping us create such a fantastic Stir-Fry cooking unit in Design Technology for our Year 6 pupils this half term. Children in year 6 watched a video demonstration of the chef making a stir-fry in his own restaurant, scaled the recipe up and wrote their adapted method with great detail before preparing all of the ingredients and cooking the dish themselves! They used a variety of skills including chopping, grating, peeling, boiling and frying safely. The final product was delicious - check out the photos of some families enjoying it at home. After some requests for the recipe, you can find the original published by the chef's daughter on the school website: Home>Curriculum>DT.
Christmas Lantern celebration
Thank you to everyone who came to see our incredible lanterns made by Year 4 children at Chesswood, it was lovely to feel the festive cheer and see lots of faces. Well done to Year 4 for making such excellent lanterns, the structures were really strong and they were decorated beautifully.
Update - Even Covid19 hasn't stopped us undertaking DT with the children we have remaining in school, see for yourself!
Our new Design and Technology room is now ready to use. We are very excited to have this great resource which is exceptionally well kitted out with all sorts of high-quality new equipment to help us develop some inspirational projects across the school.