Forestdale Primary School

Believe - Aspire - Excel


Enjoy your Easter break - stay safe - children return Monday 19th April




At Forestdale children enjoy Design and Technology and in each year group we work across four steps in the process:


1. Design - ensuring the design is purposeful, functional, appealing products for themselves and other users based on design criteria  generate, develop, model and communicate their ideas through talking, drawing, templates, mock-ups and, where appropriate, information and communication technology


2. Make -  select from and use a range of tools and equipment to perform practical tasks using a wide range of materials and components, including construction materials, textiles and ingredients, according to their characteristics


3. Evaluate -  explore and evaluate a range of existing products and evaluate their ideas and products against design criteria


4. Technical knowledge  build structures, exploring how they can be made stronger, stiffer and more stable  explore and use mechanisms [for example, levers, sliders, wheels and axles], in their products


We follow the National Curriculum - see below:


Awards we have received so far.

  • Primary Science
  • Healthy Schools
  • Health for Life
  • Artsmark Award
  • EEF
  • Big Lottery Fund
  • Music Mark