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NJS Design and Technology Curriculum Summary

Throughout their time at Northfield, our pupils develop a range of skills in evaluating, planning and making. They learn about a wide range of exisisting products and make their own versions. They also learn how to cook several different dishes and learn food hygiene and safe cutting skills. As well as a focus on DT objectives from the National Curriculum, each year group takes part in three STEAM challenges per year. These are fun activities aimed to improve thinking, team work and problem solving skills with an engineering or technology focus.


Some of the favourtie topics include building shelters, making moving posters, baking bread, building arches and using the 3D printer to make keyrings.

Innovation Generation

A fun and inspirational 3D printing project with Northfield Junior School in association with Discovery Project. Dr Alison Buxton brings Maker Education to the classroom. "Learning by doing is a fantastic way for kids to learn, this is what Maker Education is all about and what we are trying to do with this project, Innovation Generation."