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Design Technology at Westerhope

Design and Technology is a way of thinking creatively to solve a problem.


Design and technology is an inspiring, rigorous and practical subject. That encourages children to design and make products that solve real and relevant problems within a variety of contexts, considering their own and others’ needs, wants and values.

- National Curriculum


We encourage children to identify a problem and work either individually or as part of a team to solve that problem. We encourage the children to take risks, be resourceful, resilient, creative and use logic to develop ideas.



We appreciate that DT is a problem solving-led subject and we seek to answer fundamental questions such as:


  • What is the problem?
  • How can it be solved?
  • What is this product used for?
  • What material is this  product made from?
  • Why has the product been made from the material
  • How has the product been made?


We have planned the curriculum based on the:

  • National Curriculum requirements
  • The essential knowledge we believe to be important
  • DT skills and key concepts, which are progressive and transferable, and will be built upon each year.


  • Following research we have purchased Kapow Primary DT to use for our skills progression, knowledge organisers and lesson plans.