In Brookland Infant and Nursery School our Design Technology (D&T) curriculum is designed to be a rich, broad and ambitious clearly planned and sequenced curriculum. D&T is a way for our children to use their imagination and creativity, testing their own ideas to gain self-confidence and build upon and apply their developing knowledge and skills. Children are given opportunities to test their ideas and products and the work of others, evaluate it and apply elements to their own designs.
D&T is taught with the aim that all children are provided with experiences that allow them to explore, design and create products that solve real and relevant problems through ‘hands on’ experiences.
Children will begin to understand and apply the principles of nutrition and develop their understanding of healthy eating. As a part of this they will be provided with cooking experiences and will explore where food comes from.
Through the provision of these experiences, we encourage children to become independent, creative problem solvers and thinkers both as individuals and when working as part of a team. We also aim to develop their creative, technical and practical expertise to support them in being able to participate successfully in an increasingly technological world, through the use of iPad, laptops and programmable toys to name but a few.