At Latchmere 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 others 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.
Cooking and nutrition is highly valued at Latchmere. We have our own pupil kitchen and the children enjoy a variety of cooking experiences. There is an after school cookery club too.