Design & Technology

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Westfield recognises that Design & Technology should ultimately stimulate curiosity; using children’s interests and everyday experiences to make sense of the world around them. Children are encouraged to investigate and develop their problem solving skills during structured project-based activities. They also learn to use simple equipment and resources safely further mastering specific techniques such as joining materials carefully.

Design and Technology skills, knowledge and understanding have an impact within many subjects of the primary curriculum and opportunities are sought to capitalise on these within a topic-based approach to learning. This allows children to begin to use and apply Design & Technology skills and knowledge in real contexts, thus creating purpose in their work.