At Purbrook Junior School, every child has the opportunity to plan, design, create and evaluate a range of exciting and inventive projects. These projects allow children to build a number of skills including generating ideas, producing detailed annotated sketches, performing a range of practical tasks such as cutting and shaping and evaluating their ideas against a design and success criteria.
Furthermore, children build a level of resilience and confidence as they realise the design process can involve a number of setbacks; we want our children to persevere and overcome such challenges as these will be obstacles they may have to tackle in the real world.
As part of our Design and Technology curriculum, we also focus on cooking and nutrition. We strive on creating an environment that promotes healthy eating and living; children are given the opportunity to cook and bake during specific units of work as well as learning about the importance of a healthy, balanced diet and where food comes from.