St Thomas' CE Primary School

St Clement & St James CE Primary School

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Engineering and Food Technology 


The engineer has been, and is, a maker of history - James Kip Finch


Our Design and Technology curriculum was re-designed in 2021 in order to equip children with skills to meet the demands of the 21st Century.  Children have opportunities to work as mechanical, electrical, structural and textile engineers, as well as food technologists, in each Key Stage. St Thomas' Federation has invested in programming and control technology to excite and engage children as they incorporate coding into their engineering projects.  

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. (National Curriculum)


Creativity is intelligence having fun - Albert Einstein