At Spurcroft School we strive for children to create with ambitious designs and purpose. Pupils carefully plan and evaluate real life projects based on feedback or testing. Children are curious and ask challenging questions that influence and adapt their design whilst considering safety. Projects are carefully chosen so that children become aware of environmental impact, global and local community, and the impact they have on global issues and healthy lifestyles. Through detailed exploration, research and a range of media, children are given opportunities to develop good communications and creative thinking. Children who have a particular skill set or exceed in this area are celebrated throughout the school, highlighting that every child has different skills and specialties and others have the self-belief to reach these levels.
"Design is not just what it looks like and feels like. Design is how it works." Steve Jobs
"Good buildings come from good people, and all problems are solved from good design." Steven Gardiner
Y6 learn lots of new skills in 'Design and Technology' including sewing, applying joining technqiues, designing, evaluating and shelter building.
Y5 have designed a shelter for a teddy bear, tested a vareity of materials, evaluated their designs, learnt new sewing skills, applied new joining techniques, used technical drawing skills and used lots of tools.
Y3/4 have designed and tested their ship making skills, designed bridges, created dinosaur skeletons and moving parts on robots looking at different joining techniques.
Y1/2 loved making and tasting bread, designing bread and evaluating it. KS1 designed and made animals as well as a straw house for the 3 little pigs. They love making decorative models from recycled materials.
EYFS love designing and making new items using junk and recycled material. They learnt new modelling skills and making new things from 2D and 3D shapes.