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NJS Design and Technology Curriculum Summary

Throughout their time at Northfield, we provide pupils with opportunities to develop lifelong skills and knowledge as well as ways of solving problems to make a positive contribution to improving the lives of others. We study the natural and the manmade world around us through observing, describing, and experimenting. We encourage our pupils to be curious by asking questions, exploring ideas, and investigating a range of concepts and challenges. In 2023 we opened our dedicated Maker Space area which can be used for cross-curricular activities as well as STEAM challenges. We also have an after-school Maker Club where children can work on their own projects from knitting, 3D printing and electronics to using the Rugged Robots.


DT is an excellent subject to encourage and practise our school values of Kindness, Teamwork, Curiosity, Respect, Resilience, and Responsibility by problem solving and learning new skills.


Some of our exciting projects have been making night lights, building shelters, making our own fairground rides using Crumbles and using the 3D printer to make cookie cutters.


We have achieved the Maker School Bronze Award and are proud to be working towards the Silver Award.

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."