Technology at Wren School

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Technology

Aims and Ethos

D&T is a vast subject that encompasses Graphic Design, Product Design, Textiles Technology, Food and Nutrition, Electronics and Computing.

Everything that we interact with has been designed, manufactured, marketed and consumed. D&T teaches students about the materials, processes and thinking behind the products they use, the designers and makers who have developed them and the people who sell them. It encourages learners to consider the cycle of the products they buy and the impact consumerism has on local and global environments and communities. With this knowledge, learners can make positive choices about the products they design, make and consume.

Our aim for D&T at The Wren School is to develop enquiring learners who question the world around them. Our lessons are designed to inspire learners’ curiosity and facilitate creative problem solving. We aim to support students to make products that are executed confidently and with skill.

Curriculum Information

Year 7

This is Me

  • Graphic design
This is Us

  • Product design
Genius of the Past

  • Textiles
Inventions of the Future

  • Electronics
Power of Humans

  • Food
  • Computing
Power of the Earth

  • Mixed-materials

Extra Curricular Activities

The Arts and Crafts Club runs every Tuesday between 3.30 and 4.30. This is an opportunity for students to explore creative subject matter outside of the curriculum and will include everything from knitting to chocolate making to gardening. Alternatively, students can opt to use the time for completing their own drawings and paintings if they wish, which can be displayed in our classroom gallery.

Term Dates

Term 5
Tue 25 Apr – Fri 26 May 2017
Bank holiday – Mon 1st May 2017
Term 6
Mon 5 Jun – Tue 18 July 2017
Inset days – Wed 19 July + Thur 20 July 2017

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