Design and Technology

Activities are planned to develop designing and making skills as well as an appreciation of materials and their uses. The children explore how familiar things work and talk about, draw and model their ideas. They learn how to design and construct, using tools safely. The children are encouraged to develop their inventiveness by designing practical solutions to problems and so bring about change and improvements in existing situations. Throughout their time at the Infant School, the children will be given the opportunity to design and make a variety of working models and artefacts from a range of materials, components and construction kits, using appropriate tools. They will be taught to use a systematic, problem solving approach when designing, constructing, evaluating and improving models. Specific tools and materials will be introduced and explored, and correct use taught.