Pupils enjoyed a focused Design and Technology Day. Each class had a project to create which was linked to other curriculum areas so the children had a genuine purpose. The children developed skills in drawing, cutting, joining, reinforcing and combining materials.

The new national curriculum describes a genuine design and technology experience in terms of 6 interrelated principles:

– User
– Purpose
– Functionality
– Design Decisions
– Innovation
– Authenticity

This means designing and making SOMETHING, for SOMEONE, for SOME PURPOSE. Pupils focused on these key principles throughout the day.