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Welcome to St. Mary's C.E. Middle School

Welcome to St Mary's C.E. Middle School

Thank you for visiting the website for St. Mary's C.E. Middle School. We are a 9-13 middle school situated on the outskirts of Puddletown, a small village in the beautiful Dorset countryside. We are a church school with an ethos built on the core Christian values of respect, forgiveness, justice, uniqueness, equality, acceptance and kindness.

We look to inspire our school community and give them the tools to thrive in the modern world, summed up by our school aim of 'Inspire today to shape tomorrow'. We are proud to have been assessed as an outstanding church school in our last two Church of England inspections. We expect the highest standards in both academic work and behaviour and we place our children at the centre of everything we do.

The pupils, staff and governors are very proud of our school and we hope that this website will allow you to see why. We look forward to having the opportunity to meet you in person.

Design Technology

Resources for Home Learning ~ Textiles



Half Terms/Year Groups

Year 5

Year 6

Year 7

Year 8

Autumn 1


Textiles—Ugly Dolls, fibres and fabrics (weaving and felt making)

Resistant Materials—Creating a drinks coaster using CAD (computer assistance design)

Textiles—using the sewing machine,

Resistant materials - Explore mechanisms, cogs and levers, then design and make a fairground model


Textiles— Draw string bags

Resistant materials - Mini light and Pencil Pot holder


Textiles— Pencil case project, mini project - producing items for a craft fair

Resistant Materials - Jewellry and Passive Amplifier project

Autumn 2


Resistant Materials—Make a motorised Lego car design and make a themed coat rack



Textiles - Creating a textile picture, cushion cover or a "bag for life"

Resistant materials - Create multiple design ideas





Spring 1



Resistant Materials—make subtle changes to a design





Spring 2



Resistant Materials - use the coping saw, tenon saw, bench hook and vice correctly



Summer 1




Resistant materials - use the file and polishing mop









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