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Design & Technology

At Westgate Primary School all children, including SEN and disadvantaged pupils, learn the following concepts through studying different aspects of DT throughout the school:

Westgate’s Design and Technology curriculum follows the National Curriculum. It aims to inspire pupils to be innovative and creative thinkers who have an appreciation for the product design cycle through ideation, creation and evaluation. We want pupils to develop the confidence to take risks, through drafting design concepts, modelling, and testing and to be reflective learners who evaluate their work and the work of others. Through the design of the curriculum, we aim to build an awareness of the impact of design and technology on our lives and encourage children to become resourceful, enterprising citizens who will have the skills to contribute to future design advancements.

 Key Concepts

  • Innovate
  • Design
  • Make
  • Evaluate
  • Technical Knowledge

Key Areas

  • Mechanisms/ Mechanical Systems
  • Electrical Systems (KS2 Only)
  • Structures
  • Textiles
  • Cooking and Nutrition

 British Values

By connecting our British Values through the teaching of DT, we explore issues that affect us all in our lives and this helps inform decisions that will shape our future. An example is the right to have a different opinion and the need to respect the views and opinions of others when discussing different designs and creations.

D&T Areas of Study