Design Technology – Westhaven School

Design & Technology (D&T)

D&T has a unique contribution to make to a balanced curriculum threading into many other curriculum areas. It is primarily concerned with generating ideas, researching, producing, and evaluating. It provides opportunities for children to imagine, analyse similar products, make decisions, create solutions and put them into practice. D&T enables children to use appropriate apparatus and equipment, but most importantly encourages a way of thinking and analysing that can be applied to real world situations. We teach D&T largely through a cross curricular approach whilst teaching specific skills as and when necessary. We also offer the opportunity for experts to come into school and share their knowledge and skills to help the development of children’s skills.