Design and Technology
At Lanchester Design and Technology has been developed especially this academic year and children are enjoying a variety of activities, lessons and use of materials in different ways, building up a knowledge and skills to apply into STEM lessons.
STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths and it is based on inspiring the next generation of innovators, creators and problem solvers by showing them what engineers actually do.
Every year group has developed a food technology project at same point through the year, while children learn about healthy routines and eating healthy besides safe cooking basic skills.
Children at Lanchester are allowed and encourage to develop several artistic skills. The Art subject at our school is based on discovering and learning about art from all around the world (every year group based in their classroom name) as well as understanding and reproducing several famous artists.
Some lessons have been delivered by an external provider as well as some optional clubs to further support children in their passion about Art.
Music has a power of forming the character and should therefore be introduced into the education of the young. (Aristotle)
Music is a fundamental feature of human existence. It is found in all societies, throughout history and across the world. Music plays an important role in our children’s development. As such it demands an equal place in the school curriculum. Learning music is similar to first experiences in language. The early stages are intuitive, depending on listening, and involving a great deal of memorising, imitation and experimentation. Gradually, one experience builds upon another, and musical skills and concepts are acquired in a logical progression. Children learn at different rates, and an interest, enjoyment and sense of achievement should be encouraged in all.