"If you want to build a ship, don't drum up people to collect wood and don't assign them tasks and work, but rather teach them to long for the endless immensity of the sea"
(Antoine de Saint-Exupery)
At St. Peter’s Church of England Junior School, we strive to equip our children with a breadth of skills, knowledge and values that will enable them to ‘learn for life’. We believe in providing a design and technology curriculum that offers an inspiring, stimulating and challenging experience, supporting all children to thrive and adapt in an ever changing world.
As a school in the heart of Farnborough, the hub of aviation, we pride ourselves in the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) activities readily available to our children. We aim to foster opportunities for our children to meet and engage with designers and technology from the real world, supported by STEM activities led throughout the school year.
As we strive to enable ‘life in all its fullness’ for all members of our local and global community, we value design and technology as an ‘inspiring, rigorous and practical subject’ (national curriculum) that supports and enhances lifelong learning.
As they design, make and evaluate prototypes and products for a wide range of users, we believe that design and technology equips our children to ‘learn for life’ by:
"High-quality design and technology education makes an essential contribution to the
creativity, culture, wealth and well-being of the nation"
As stated in the National Curriculum for design and technology, we aim for all of our pupils to be able to
We strive to embed our values in all areas of school life, promoting them as a guide for flourishing in life and learning.
As engineers, chefs and designers we ‘learn to live’ by:
COLLABORATING together to design, make and evaluate products for a purpose
Taking RESPONSIBILITY when using a range of tools, equipment and materials
Responding to the TRUTH of local and global needs, including sustainability and good health
Showing RESPECT when considering different ideas and viewpoints to improve our work
SERVING our community with imaginative designs and creative products, relevant to the brief
CELEBRATING the work of great designers, engineers and chefs, taking inspiration from their work.
There are three core activities children engage with in design and technology:
Please click on the document below for further information about our design and technology curriculum.
Subject Lead: Mrs Burgess
Subject Governor: Rhian Visram