Design & Technology

Design Technology at SJF

The overarching aim for Design Technology in the national curriculum is to ensure that all pupils develop the creative, technical and practical expertise needed to perform everyday tasks confidently and to participate successfully in an increasingly technological world.  At St John Fisher, pupils are enabled to build and apply a repertoire of knowledge, understanding and skills in order to design and make high-quality prototypes and products for a wide range of users and a purpose. Pupils critique, evaluate and test their ideas and products and the work of others and understand and apply the principles of nutrition and learn how to cook.

Year 4 DT

During the Spring Term, year four read ‘The Pied Piper of Hamelin’ by Michael Morpurgo. They were challenged to design and make a warning system for the citizens of Hamelin town which would give a signal when rats were nearby.

The children explored different electrical systems and used this research to make their own. Many of the circuits did not work first time, meaning the children had to evaluate and consider what was causing the break in the circuit.

Year 2 – Textiles – Superhero Outfit 

The children in Year 2 created an outfit for the superhero Traction Man, they thought about the properties of the materials and which would be most suitable for Traction Man.