Wheatfields Infants' and Nursery School

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Design and Technology

At Wheatfield’s Infants and Nursery school we value Design Technology as an exciting, practical subject which gives our learners opportunities to solve problems and apply skills which they have acquired in other areas of the curriculum. Wherever possible we try to create real life contexts for our projects e.g. making decorations for our Christmas Fair. We are currently aiming to develop the children’s understanding of technology in the wider world by inviting visitors from the field to inspire and build on the enthusiasm of our pupils.

We cover the knowledge and skills required by the National Curriculum in a broad range of contexts which link to our Curriculum themes e.g. masking making during our’ Carnival of Learning’. Each year the children will have the opportunity to work with food, wood, reclaimed materials and construction apparatus. They will explore different ways of joining materials and be taught to safely use a range of simple tools.