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Design and Technology

At Courthill Infant School, we believe that Design and Technology gives children the opportunity to
develop skill, knowledge 
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 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 Foundation, 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

In Key Stage One children follow the National Curriculum. They learn about becoming a designer
and the process of design: plan, make and evaluate. The national curriculum for design and

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
  • skills in order to design and makeandī‚ˇ build and apply a repertoire of knowledge, understanding
  • 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.



Progression of Design and Technology at Courthill