Design and Technology
Here at Gillibrand, we wish our children to be inspired and enjoy this practical subject. Using creativity and imagination pupils design and make products that solve real and relevant problems. We apply our skills in art, maths, computing and science to design, create and make a range of products from construction to sewing to cooking. As a staff we encourage links throughout all subjects. For example within our Tudor topic Year 6 will be researching, designing, creating and making a pasty using their cooking skills.
In Key Stage 1, children will design, make and evaluate a range of products learning skills such as: cutting, shaping, connecting and building using lots of different materials.
In Key Stage Two, pupils will design, make and evaluate innovative, functional and appealing products. They will learn skills such as: investigating existing products; strengthening; use mechanical systems; joining materials; prepare and cook a variety of dishes and use their computing skills to program, monitor and control their products.