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Design and Technology

‘Design creates culture. Culture shapes values. Values determine the future.’  Robert L. Peters


At St. John Fisher Design and Technology is a celebrated and much loved subject.  It is taught as part of our interdisciplinary foundation theme and led by Miss Featherby. Details of termly themes can be found on your child's Curriculum Overview.


We aim to inspire children to become autonomous, creative problem solvers with many new practical skills.


Pupils partake in the whole design process – designing, making and evaluating. The pupils have to consider commercially available products before designing their own and will investigate, dissemble & evaluate products. They work through design briefs, which become more complex as they progress through the school. By the end of Year 6, pupils will be able to complete a range of practical tasks that they would be able to expand upon and take with them into everyday life. Projects undertaken will cover varied themes such as structures, textiles, mechanisms, electrical control & food technology.


Food technology lessons teach children about healthy eating, culinary techniques and about a variety of cooking styles. Pupils prepare food using basic kitchen equipment and start to learn how to develop their own recipes.


We aim to explore a broad curriculum looking at a diverse range of designers and food styles from all around the world.


‘Cooking demands attention, patience, and above all, a respect for the gifts of the earth. It is a form of worship, a way of giving thanks.

’ Judith Jones