Design Technology

Here at St. James’ we just love being creative and using our imaginations during Design Technology lessons. Pupils design and make products that solve real and relevant problems within a variety of contexts. We cover a wide variety of engaging topics such as: bridge building, shelters, jewellery making, pottery, water wheels and puppets. In addition, pupils have lots of opportunities throughout the year to cook and bake.

Design Technology Policy


  1. To help pupils develop the creative, technical and practical expertise needed to perform everyday tasks confidently and to participate successfully in an increasingly technological world
  2. To enable pupils build and apply their knowledge, understanding and skills in order to design and make high-quality prototypes and products for a wide range of users
  3. To teach pupils how to critique, evaluate and test their ideas and products and the work of others
  4. To enable pupils to understand and apply the principles of nutrition and learn how to cook