At Shakespeare Infant School, we believe that Design and Technology gives children the opportunity to develop skill, knowledge and understanding of designing and making functional products. We feel it is vital to nurture creativity and innovation through design and by exploring the designed world in which we live and work.
We develop the children's skills and knowledge in design, structures, mechanisms, electrical control and use a range of materials including food. This is done by providing exciting activities linked to topics that encourage creativity and the opportunity to think about important issues.
In Year R, a wide variety of D & T skills are taught through each term's project. Children are encouraged to be creative and innovative using construction toys and develop joining skills and fine motor skills. They are encouraged to use these skills to solve problems.
In Year 1, the children learn about becoming a designer and the process of design:plan, make and evaluate. Each D & T activity has a design booklet that links to their current project.
In Year 2, the children learn to develop the design process: plan, make and evaluate. Each D & T activity has a design booklet that is linked to their current project.