Oakfield offers an exciting and innovative Design Technology experience, which includes learning in resistant materials, textiles and food.
Our Specialist Design Technology Team: Ms Lesley Peat, (Head of Design and Technology/ DT,) Mrs Philippa Nightingale (DT Teacher.)
Students will learn a variety of hand and machine sewing skills while developing fun projects using a variety of dying methods.
At Oakfield we are committed to teaching pupils about the importance of healthy eating and also teaching them the skills that they need to produce food as part of a healthy diet.
Pupils benefit a specially equipped classroom that encourages creativity and design within a wide range of specialist areas including wood, plastic and graphics.
At Oakfield pupils also learn how to make tasty recipes as well as crafting using a variety of textiles and techniques.
Pupils preparing their cooking ingredients
Annual Food and Textile Competitions:
Gingerbread : Christmas competition. Every year we run a competition for pupils
to design and make their own Gingerbread design. The entries are judged by 2 key stages
(KS2 & KS3) prizes are awarded for each year group.
Photos of previous entries –
- KS2 Food Technology Resistant Materials overview
- KS2 Ingredients
- KS3 Cooking Ingredients
- The YouTube channel where kids get their inventions made
- Kids think Design
- Junior Masterchef
- Change for life Food Facts
Useful website links for further study of Design & Technology & insight to possible careers.