2. Subjects
  3. Design and Technology

Design and Technology

At Wootton Lower School, we aim to develop children as designers who demonstrate these characteristics:


  • Curiosity for current innovations in materials, products and systems and an understanding of impact of DT on daily life and the wider world
  • Confidence to take risks to create innovative ideas and prototypes
  • Practical skills to make high-quality products that solve real and relevant problems for a wide range of users
  • Ability to work safely and know which tools, equipment and materials are most suitable for making their products
  • Ability to draw on knowledge and skills from across the curriculum (Maths, Science, Art and Computing)
  • Resilience to adapt their ideas and products after careful critique, evaluation and testing by themselves and others. 

Useful Websites

Information about Design Technology: https://www.designtechnology.org.uk/ 


Have a look at these for ideas to try at home:

https://www.exploratorium.edu/pie/ideas.html#page - They have an idea library showing models that you could make

http://www.foodafactoflife.org.uk/ - Lots of Food Technology information

http://www.howstuffworks.com - Some good ideas

https://www.lego.com/en-gb/themes/letsbuildtogether/365-activities‚Äč - Links to Lego building