"Pupils work well together and individually, and are very successful in a wide range of extra-curricular activities including music, drama and games."

ISI Inspection of the Girls' Division 2016

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Design and Technology

Design and Technology lessons at Beech House aim to stimulate children through exploration and experimentation. Our children investigate how and why things work then use what they have discovered to create their own designs. They learn the skills needed to make mechanisms through activities which form part of the curriculum. Planning and evaluation are an integral part of the design process.

The children take a great deal of pride in their work, whether it is an individual or group project. Year 2 make models which incorporate a winding mechanism - such as a boat with an anchor which winds up or a clock with a mouse climbing up. The children show remarkable originality and care in their design and construction.

Strong links with other areas of the curriculum ensure tasks are relevant to the children's experiences.

The subject is well resourced and is linked to the National Curriculum.

In Year 1, it was good because we made puppets and I made a dragon.

Bolton School Design and Technology student