Design and Technology helps children to make links to the everyday world around them. They gain an understanding of how things work and the process of designing with a purpose in mind. It teaches children how to plan, make, adapt and evaluate. Activities are carefully planned to be challenging but achievable. They provide opportunities for children to work together and also to make individual responses.
The Design and Technology projects are a valuable way of fostering thinking and problem solving skills; they involve children generating ideas for products, thinking about who will use them and what they will be used for. Children are involved in setting their design criteria and evaluating their own work against these criteria. They will work with and develop skills when using Food, Textiles, Structures and Devices.