Heyes Avenue, Haydock, St Helens, Merseyside WA11 0XQ

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Grange Valley Primary & Nursery School

Inspire to Guide, Challenge and Achieve.

Design Technology 

Grange Valley Primary School is committed to encouraging creativity through a wide variety of forms and expression. All children are encouraged to develop their artistic creativity, learn and acquire new skills and processes. They are given opportunities to explore a wide range of materials, tools and techniques in 2D, 3D and virtual form.

Art and design stimulates creativity and imagination at Grange Valley. It provides visual, tactile and sensory experiences and a special way of understanding and responding to the world. It enables children to communicate what they see, feel and think through the use of colour, texture, form, pattern and different materials and processes.

Children become involved in shaping their environments through art and design activities. They learn to make informed judgements, aesthetic and practical decisions. They explore ideas and meanings through the work of artists and designers. Through learning about the roles and functions of art, they can explore the impact it has had on contemporary life and that of different times and cultures. The appreciation and enjoyment of the visual arts enriches all our lives.

Subject Leader

My name is Miss Golding and I am the subject leader for DT at Grange Valley Primary School.  I have a passion for DT and realise that DT is all around us. Our aim is to encourage our children to become creative and innovative thinkers.

The world our children are growing up in is ever changing. With this is mind, we want to provide our children with the skills they need to design, create and build a variety of technology-based products. Our DT curriculum has been carefully planned to allow children to experience all skills and components of DT. We have made links to other areas of the curriculum to allow children to make links to prior learning and also be able to design and create with a purpose.

We aim to provide a range of CPD opportunities for all staff and have a culture of co-coaching and knowledge sharing across our school. Through this collective learning and development, our team is continually striving to be the best that it can be for the children of Grange Valley Primary School.


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Programme of Study

Design and Technology at Grange Valley

Grange Valley Bake Off

This year we are focusing on promoting cooking through the teaching of Design Technology. We have set up our very own Bake Off club for EYFS and Key Stage 1 pupils to attend. Through this club the children will develop their understanding of ingredients, cooking, following instructions and also how to use equipment safely.

Week 1 - Monster Muffins and Witches Hats

Monster Muffin Ingredients:

Witches Hat Ingredients:

250g self raising flour

150g caster sugar

1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda

90ml sunflower oil

2 medium eggs

1 bag of chocolate chips

Ice cream cones

Melted chocolate


Week 2 -Fairy Cakes

Monster Muffin Ingredients:

90g self raising flour

90g caster sugar

90g butter

2 medium eggs


Icing Sugar

Yellow food colouring