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 through a topic based approach. 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.