Design & Technology

Design and technology of a subject is being given greater importance in order to support and encourage students into STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) careers in the future. It is an exciting and practical subject.  Pupils use their creativity and imagination to design and make products for themselves and others based on design criteria.  Innovation and enterprising skills are developed whilst children apply their knowledge from other subjects such as mathematics, science, engineering, computing and art.  Innovation and enterprising skills are developed for our future apprentices.  Lord Sugar would be proud!

With the onset of the new Design and Technology Primary Curriculum, Langney Primary School follows the advice and guidance of the Design and Technology Association (National Curriculum Expert Group).  This ensures genuine D&T teaching takes place at our school based on the 'D&T principles.’  When designing, making and evaluating projects for example, the user, purpose, functionality, design decisions, innovation and authenticity are carefully considered.

Cooking and Nutrition is given paramount importance at Langney Primary School.  All children, from Years 1 to 6, are taught discrete cooking lessons for the duration of a term where they learn about where food comes from, food preparation, nutrition and how to use techniques such as cutting, peeling, grating, chopping, slicing, mixing, spreading and kneading.

Building upon our successful cooking lessons within the school curriculum, we also run a weekly ‘Let’s Get Cooking’ Class after school for families to learn practical cooking skills together. We believe cooking is a core life skill and our aim is to give everyone the opportunity to learn to cook and enjoy nutritional food.