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Garlinge Primary School and Nursery, Westfield Road, Margate, Kent, CT9 5PA

Design & Technology


Design and technology is an inspiring, rigorous and practical subject. Using creativity and imagination, pupils design and make products that solve real and relevant problems within a variety of contexts, considering their own and others’ needs, wants and values. They acquire a broad range of subject knowledge and draw on disciplines such as mathematics, science, engineering, computing and art.


Design and technology teaching and learning at Garlinge Primary School and Nursery aims to ensure that all pupils:

  • develop the creative, technical and practical expertise needed to perform everyday tasks confidently and to participate successfully in an increasingly technological world
  • build and apply a repertoire of knowledge, understanding and skills in order to design and make high-quality prototypes and products for a wide range of users
  • critique, evaluate and test their ideas and products and the work of others
  • understand and apply the principles of nutrition and learn how to cook


This year the children at Garlinge have been busy designing and making things that support their learning in the Topics that they are learning about. Year 1 have been making rockets during their learning about The Gunpowder Plot. Year 2 have also been making spacecraft during their topic on Space. In Year 3 the children have made Egyptian Sarcophaguses and pyramids. In Year 4 the children were keen to build models of London landmarks. In Year 5 they have been making Saxon oatcakes and have been weaving. Year 6 have been designing, making and evaluating Anderson Shelters as part of their studies about World War 2.

Design and Technology Clubs

In Term 2 Miss Stannard has been running an after school club where children have been making Autumn-themed models as well as Christmas decorations. In Term 5 Mr Piper will be running a D&T club for older children in Key Stage 2.