Design Technology (DT)

At Nelson School, it is our aim to encourage children to use their creativity and imagination to design and make products within a variety of contexts whilst considering their own and other’s needs, wants and values. We encourage the children to consider different approaches and ideas when planning their projects, using research to inform their decisions.

The children work both independently and as members of a team, sharing their ideas and creative skills to complete their planned product. On completing each project, the children evaluate their work, taking into consideration how well their product meets the design specification.

We focus on developing skills such as team work, taking risks and critical thinking, alongside the practical skills involved in each area of Design and Technology: design, make, evaluate and technical knowledge.

We recognise that Design Technology is an inspiring, rigorous and practical subject. We want our pupils to recognise that good design and engineering can help to solve some of the most important global issues of our time and in the future.

Cooking and nutrition is highly valued at Nelson. We have our own pupil kitchen and the children enjoy a variety of cooking experiences.

A sewing club is offered on a Wednesday lunchtime.