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Mere School Curriculum Statement

 

At Mere School we believe all our children have the right to succeed, to have high aspirations for their future lives and develop who they are in a respectful and caring environment. Our school ethos is firmly rooted in our school vision - 'We enjoy - we learn - we achieve'.

 

Design and technology is an inspiring, rigorous and practical subject. Using creativity and imagination, pupils design and make products that solve real and relevant problems within a variety of contexts, considering their own and others’ needs, wants and values. They acquire a broad range of subject knowledge and draw on disciplines such as mathematics, science, engineering, computing and art. Pupils learn how to take risks, becoming resourceful, innovative, enterprising and capable citizens. Through the evaluation of past and present design and technology, they develop a critical understanding of its impact on daily life and the wider world. High-quality design and technology education makes an essential contribution to the creativity, culture, wealth and well-being of the nation.

In accordance with the New National Curriculum 2014, at Mere School we aim to:

 

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

Silver Class - Moving Christmas Cards

Silver Class Bread making

We made bread as a link to Science and History. We talked about the bakery that burnt down causing the Great Fire of London, and discussed how materials change and can be manipulated.

Year 6 Sock Aliens

Year 6 Rube Goldbrg Machine

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