At St. Giles’ we believe that Design and Technology forms an important part of the curriculum in preparing the children for a rapidly changing world. We want children to become independent, creative problem solvers and thinkers as individuals and as part of a team. Through our exciting and innovative Vehicles, children will design and make products that will solve real and relevant problems. Using their creativity and imagination to create quality products, children will . Children will learn about a range of designers and will have every opportunity to extend their understanding, experience and application of technology, including ICT, in as wide a variety of situations as possible.
Year 4 – From Bean to Bar
Year 4 have been busy designing and making truffles and chocolate bars. They invited their families to come in and take part in a chocolate making workshop – everyone agreed that they had an amazing time! The results were fantastic and were popular items sold at the Christmas Fayre.
Year 3 – It’s Playtime
As part of their Vehicle, Year 3 have been working very hard to design and create models of their ideal playground.
Autumn's Designer of the Term - Josiah Wedgwood
The children in Year 1 have been learning all about the designer and potter Josiah Wedgwood. Wedgwood was born in Stoke-on-Trent in 1730 and was a talented potter by the age of 9. He had to think innovatively after the loss of his leg from an illness when he was 14 left him unable to use a potter’s wheel. Amongst other successes, Wedgwood was one of the first people to build large factories, changing the way that pottery was produced around the world. His designs are famous across the globe and are instantly recognisable. Year 1 have taken inspiration from his designs to create their own Jasperware bunting, which was used to decorate the recent Grandparent’s lunch.