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Design and Technology



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D&T in primary schools develops young children’s skills and knowledge in design, structures,

mechanisms, electrical control and a range of materials, including food. D&T encourages

children's creativity and encourages them to think about important issues.

DATA (The Design & Technology Association)



The development of Design and Technology proficiency at Wigton Moor is achieved through opportunities and experiences across the curriculum. The curriculum enables pupils to take part in a broad range of practical activities directly concerned with:


  • identifying needs

  • generating ideas

  • planning and designing

  • making and testing

  • evaluating


Through creativity and innovation, design and technology continue to shape our lives. Using an

activity-focused approach, a high-quality design and technology education should give

pupils opportunities to create, innovate, design, make and evaluate a variety of well-crafted

products. Pupils should be taught the technical skills and craftsmanship to execute practical tasks,

thereby developing confidence in using these skills.

The National Curriculum


Design and Technology is a way of learning, which spans and links the whole curriculum. In primary school it has its roots in imaginative play, art and science.   We want all children at Wigton Moor Primary School to think innovatively, to question and explore the practical world around them and to develop a positive, growth mind-set approach to their learning.




The children at Wigton Moor have been enjoying DT activities in July as part of a school-wide DT week.  All classes have been designing and making paper bags for a design brief, developing and creating initial ideas to appeal to the client and customers, and then making the bags -  fit for purpose!


Reception, Years 1 and 2 have been designing and decorating ready-made bags for a Tropical World brief based on animals. The bags look fantastic with lots of extra features the children decided to add themselves. The bags can be used to carry gifts and then used as hand puppets.


Years 3 and 4 have been designing and making bags using a template for a Co-operative Food brief based on promoting healthy fruit and vegetables. They clearly understood the brief and produced colourful and eye-catching designs.


Year 5 have been designing and making from scratch a paper bag design for JD Sports based on sports equipment. This was the most challenging activity as the children had to listen carefully and follow the demonstration on how to make the bags from A3 paper, using tricky origami techniques for folding - very difficult! The results are great!


Well done Wigton Moor!



Examples of DT at Wigton Moor Primary School

D&T in KS1

D&T in KS1 1 Cutting and joining in Reception.
D&T in KS1 2 Making moving body parts in Year 1.
D&T in KS1 3 Planning and making a healthy snack in Year 2.

D&T in KS2

D&T in KS2 1 Year 4 sound workshop - making musical instruments
D&T in KS2 2 Designing and making a water filter in Year 5.
D&T in KS2 3 Bread making in Year 6.
D&T in KS2 4 Fairground Rides in Year 6
D&T in KS2 5 Fairground Rides in Year 6
D&T in KS2 6 Fairground Rides in Year 6