Design & Technology

Design and Technology is taught throughout Chesham Preparatory school from Nursery to Year 8. From Year 5 up to Year 8 the pupils have the opportunity to work in the in the specialist technology room and they learn to use hand and power tools to shape, join and combine a variety of materials in a safe environment.

D & T Department

In the D&T department we seek to put the pupil in charge of their own Design and Make projects, encouraging them to value their ideas and choices. They will also work in groups where ideas are put forward and adapted whilst at the same time they learn to operate as part of a team to produce an end product.

The Design Process

The Design process is broken down into small manageable stages and each element becomes a focal point for the projects, design briefs and focused practical tasks. There are close subject links with Science and Maths where pupils can cement academic ideas in practical tasks. Many other cross curricular links develop naturally with subjects such as Music, Geography and History as the project themes change and new problems require a practical solution.

Food Technology

The Food Technology component is very popular with the pupils and they learn simple skills from cooking staple foods, rice, potatoes, pasta etc…. to preparing three course meals.

Chesham Preparatory School
Open Day

Unfortunately, we have had to cancel our planned Open Day on Wednesday 7th September but we are pleased to announce that our Open Day on Saturday 10th October will go ahead with some restrictions to comply with current Covid-19 guidelines, most notably timed appointments. We have emailed everyone who has registered to attend but, if you have registered but do not appear to have received an email, please call the Registrar, Sue Johnson, on 01494 782619 ext 229 to book a time slot.  If you have not registered to attend but would like to do so, please also get in touch with us.  We regret that only visitors who have booked a timed slot will be able to come along on the day.

We look forward to meeting you and welcoming you to Chesham Prep.

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