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Watling Primary School’s Design and Technology curriculum maximises opportunities to develop pupils’ creativity, problem-solving skills, and understanding of the design process.

Our curriculum aims to inspire students to ask questions and experiment with varied materials, tools, and techniques to design and create unique products. It also focuses on children’s critical thinking and decision-making abilities as they engage in hands-on, practical design projects, both individually and as part of a team through active learning. Every project involves generating and communicating ideas through research, discussion and modelling with an emphasis on creating innovative and aspirational ideas. At all stages of the design process, children are encouraged to lead their own learning, embracing and overcoming challenges as an intrinsic part of the journey to success.

Additionally, the curriculum aims to promote an awareness of the impact of design and technology on society and the environment.

Overall, the primary Design and Technology curriculum aims to empowers pupils to become ground-breaking and responsible designers.

The National Curriculum Programmes of Study for DT for Key Stage 1 and 2 provide further information.

Our Long-Term Curriculum Map for DT gives an overview of what is taught in each year group over the course of each academic year.