Design & Technology
At Cherry Fold we aim to develop in each of its pupils practical problem solving skills that can be applied to a wide range of contexts, ability to use a range of tools, materials and equipment and progress through skills, knowledge and understanding of D&T. We hope to achieve our aims through developing D&T capability in line with the National Curriculum requirements in conjunction with the school’s D&T creative curriculum. Provide meaningful assignments that allow children to contribute through their ideas in discussions and planning when appropriate from the familiar to the unfamiliar. Provide learning situations, which reflect different social, cultural, economic, historical, environmental and moral contexts, with links to ideas and materials across the world where appropriate. The provision of a safe working environment and allow opportunities to evaluate and discuss peer produced products. Make cross-curricular links where appropriate and develop the children's knowledge of the different food groups and different healthy options.
We will continue our Engineering Journeys again this year. There have been some online webinars and interviews with some amazing engineers, If you would like any further information please go to, https://leadersaward.com/
2023 INTERVIEW SCHEDULE
January 11th – Bethany Hall –Travelling the world is Bethany’s favourite hobby. That’s why she loves working as an engineer at GKN Aerospace to develop zero carbon hydrogen-electric aircraft, in order to decarbonise air-travel and make her hobby more sustainable for the planet!
January 18th – Laura and Dave – Electrical Engineering. Business Development & Variable Speed Drives in a changing environment at ABB Motion
February 1st – Amina Hamoud – UWE
February 3rd – Ian Jones – An Electronics Engineer and the CEO of Goonhilly Earth Station helping to control and monitor satellites and spacecraft. In February 2023 we will be helping the HAKUTO-R spacecraft land on the Moon as well as commanding Mars Express in orbit around Mars!
February 7th – Reuben Brambleby – ARU
February 14th – Dave Yates – Siemens Energy
February 15th – Michael Jeschke – Siemens Energy
February 22nd – Kirsten Riensema – CAA
February 28th – Wendy Williamson –Millions of people rely on National Grid to supply the UK’s electricity. Learn how a Project Development Engineer does it.
March 1st – Matthew Wright – University of Southampton
March 13th – Sarah Milnes – Thales
March 14th – Gordon Noble – Thales
March 15th – Ted McRobie – Machine Learning Research Engineer at Thales which involves solving problems and improving people’s lives through code
March 16th – Brijesh Soni – Thales
11 July 2022
On Wednesday a group of children were invited to attend an award ceremony as they were winners of the Primary Engineering Project, 'If you were an Engineer, what would you do?'
On Wednesday a group of children were invited to attend an award ceremony as they were winners of the Primary Engineering Project, 'If you were an Engineer, what would you do?'. We had an amazing range of entries from Cherry Fold and out of 14 Burnley winners, five were from Cherry Fold. Oakley-Beau was also awarded the Special Award for his design, this may mean he is chosen for his to be design to be further developed by University of Central Lancashire (UCLan). Everyone that entered received a certificate.
Well done everyone that entered and well done to our five winners: Oakley Y1, Mason Y1, Amelia Y1, Daisie-Mae Y2, Emilija Y6.