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Design Technology

At West Rise, we develop designers and makers who…

  • find creative solutions to real world problems
  • understand the impact of design and technology on daily life
  • use their creativity and imagination, and know how to take risks
  • become resourceful, innovative, enterprising and capable citizens.

We aim to inspire children through a broad range of practical experiences.

Our lessons are relevant. Children learn to create innovative designs which solve real problems. 

This process encourages children to evaluate existing products. Then they take risks and innovate to designing and create solutions the problems. 

They learn to evaluate and improve on prototypes using design criteria. 

Children evaluate key events and people who have helped shape the world. They see the real impact of design and technology on the wider environment. 

Download our Design Technology progression document for more on the knowledge and skills pupils learn each term (6 pages).