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Cambridge Street, Barrow-in-furness, Cumbria LA13 9RP


Cambridge Primary School

A school. A community. A family.

Design & Technology

Design & Technology at Cambridge is interwoven into topic based learning to provide children with a meaningful and hands on learning experience.

 “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……

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.”

National Curriculum 2014

Some of our topics include:

  • Vehicles
  • Bridges
  • Wartime food technology
  • Puppets
  • Winding mechanisms
  • Farming
  • Egyptians
  • Electrical systems
  • Food technology – Mexican food
  • Graphic design – war imagery

At Cambridge we are lucky enough to have an extensive outdoor area where we grow a wide range of produce such as potatoes, a range of berries, tomatoes, peas and beans to name but a few. The children really enjoy collecting the food they have grown and using it to design and make their own food in class. They also develop a good understanding of where food comes from and seasonality.

This year we plan to develop our outdoor area even further by planting fruit trees and bushes and building raised beds for more established planting.

After school clubs

The Design Technology club and gardening club will be working together this year to develop our outdoor area. The sessions are open to children from year 1 to year 6 and will involve many varied activities from designing pots & planters to designing watering systems.