Design & Technology
Welcome to Design & Technology at Chesswood
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. Pupils learn how to take risks, becoming resourceful, innovative, enterprising and capable citizens. Through the evaluation of past and present design and technology, they develop a critical understanding of its impact on daily life and the wider world. High-quality design and technology education makes an essential contribution to the creativity, culture, wealth and well-being of the nation.
Our new Design and Technology / Art room is now ready to use. We are very excited to have this great resource which we are currently kitting out with all sorts of exciting new equipment to help us develop some very exciting projects across the school.
We have recently purchased 17 sewing machines which will be used for textile projects in each year group. Sewing club have just started using them and are loving learning new skills and designing fantastic products.
Building emergency shelters - strengthening structures
Being bio-medical engineers - designing a device for measuring exhalation volume
Being electrical engineers - designing a machine to clean up litter
Goblin Car Challenge - each class in Year 6 built a Goblin Car, designed the bodywork and gained sponsorship for their race day