Design and Technology develops children’s skills and knowledge in design, structures, mechanisms, electrical control and a range of materials, including food. D&T also encourages children's creativity and encourages them to think about important issues.
There are three core activities children engage with in Design and Technology:
- Activities which involve investigating and evaluating existing products.
- Focused practical tasks in which children develop particular aspects of knowledge and skills.
- Designing and making activities in which children design and make 'something' for 'somebody' for 'some purpose'.