At Westcliffe Primary school we recognise that Design Technology is about providing children with a real-life context for learning. As an inspiring and practical subject, we intend to prepare children to deal with an ever-changing technological world, encouraging them to become creative and resourceful problem solvers, working both independently and as members of a team. We teach them to be inspired by real world opportunities and relevant problems, identifying needs and developing a range of ideas and solutions in a variety of contexts.
The national curriculum for Design and Technology aims to ensure that all pupils:
How is the subject taught
DT is taught termly using the Kapow scheme. Skills are built upon as the children progress through school. Focused lessons are taught to ensure particular skills are learnt before being used as part of a larger project.
If you walk into a DT lesson you will see:
If you have any further enquiries about Design technology within our school, please contact Mrs Jane Carter.