Design Technology

At Whytemead Primary School, Design and Technology is fun!

Through the teaching of Design and Technology children have the experience to exercise their creativity through designing and making, preparing them to take part in the development of our rapidly changing world. It encourages the children to be creative problem solvers, both as individuals and as part of a team and enables them to identify needs and opportunities and to respond by developing ideas, and making produces and systems. They combine practical skills with an understanding of aesthetic, social and environmental issues and are given the opportunity to improve their learning and quality of their finished product through careful evaluation throughout the designing and making process.

The children are taught to handle and use tools with care and with awareness of health and safety issues.

Food technology also forms part of the curriculum. Children learn where food comes from, how it is processed, dietary requirements as well as preparing and cooking food. Children will also use computer technology to control items on a screen as well as their own products.


Design and Technology helps children to become potential innovators!