The aim of DT at Westacre is to set children on the path to becoming the designers and engineers of the future. Children learn about how key events and individuals in design and technology have shaped the world. DT lessons can be sorted into the following categories:
- Technological Knowledge
- Cooking and Nutrition
In Year 5, children will create their own explorers lunch -a healthy sandwich and a nutritious flapjack. They will then go on to explore sewing skills and make an Anglo Saxon pennant. Finally, in Year 5 as part of their 'Tourism' topic, the children will make a wooden structure of a building within Droitwich, which will culminate in a model village of Droitwich.
In Year 6, Westacre pupils make Greek foods such as their own flatbread and Tzatziki. The children will then make flags in textiles and finally use resistant materials to create a lunchbox.
Our Year 7 pupils make their own trebuchets in woodwork. Then they go on to cook a range of savoury dishes and finally as part of their Enterprise topic 'Blood, sweat and T-shirts' the children will make an embroidery logo.