Design and Technology

The learning within Design and Technology stimulates children’s imagination and creative thinking.  It supports pupils in becoming problem solvers, working both as individuals and as part of a team, and encouraging children’s natural inquisitive nature. By completing practical activities children can apply what they have learnt and evaluate their product. In Key Stage One children will use a range of meterials and processes to design and make structures, mechanisms and levers. Dobcroft Infant School uses TASC (Thinking Actively in a Social Contex) as a vehicle across the three years to teach Design and Technology which develops thinking skills, communicaton skills and evaluation skills. Children also have the opportunity to develop knowledge and understanding in design, structures, mechanisms and a range of materials, including of food, linking with Healthy Eating and food preparation.