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At Ringwood Junior School, we believe it is highly important to provide children with engaging learning opportunities in Design and Technology that develop a range of practical skills, whilst nurturing creativity and innovation through designing and making. Our carefully chosen projects allow pupils to investigate, design, make and evaluate a range of ‘real’ products for ‘real’ purposes.

An appreciation of designers and products from the past and present allows the children to make informed decisions during the planning and development process, whilst practical, hands-on experiences and activities develop skills and understanding of tools and materials. In addition, throughout the process, importantly pupils develop an understanding of how to work safely both for themselves and those around them. Through Design and Technology, we hope that our pupils not only become discerning and informed customers, but, more importantly, creative problem solvers and potential innovators.

Below, you will find examples of children’s project work from different year groups:

In our Year 4 ‘Light it up’ project, we made electrical circuits and switches to illuminate our Christmas scenes.

In our Year 4 ‘Light it up’ project, we made electrical circuits and switches to illuminate our Christmas scenes. 1
In our Year 4 ‘Light it up’ project, we made electrical circuits and switches to illuminate our Christmas scenes. 2

In year 5, we made moving toys using cam mechanisms.

In year 5, we made moving toys using cam mechanisms. 1
In year 5, we made moving toys using cam mechanisms. 2

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