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Our vision for Design and Technology at Freegrounds Infant School is to inspire all children so that they can become resourceful, innovative, enterprising and capable citizens. All staff at Freegrounds Infant school are involved on our vision for D&T and are equipped to confidently deliver good practice within this. As part of their learning the children will also learn, develop and apply technical knowledge. We ensure that our D&T planning is inclusive for all and provides each child with an appropriate challenge to encourage and inspire further learning. 


The spiritual, moral, social and cultural development of the child is recognised as being of fundamental importance for the education of all children by our school community. In Freegrounds Infants we value social development and work towards a common vision with a sense of belonging. It is recognised that such development will be most successful when the values and attitudes promoted by the staff provide a model of behaviour for the children. 


In Freegrounds Infant School we use a range of teaching and learning styles, these include activities such as investigating and evaluating a range of familiar products; tasks that develop a range of techniques, skills processes and knowledge and designing, generating ideas, planning, working with materials, evaluating ideas. All Design and Technology units will focus on the key aspects of learning: communication, working with others, problem solving, thinking skills and organisation.We also encourage the children to take part in a range of practical activities. In Year 1 and Year 2, we will ensure that mechanisms, textiles, food and structures are all incorporated into planned learning opportunities at least once. Within these units of work there will be learning opportunities for promoting creativity, developing designing skills such as generating, exploring, modifying ideas through drawing, modelling with materials, tasting and evaluating. We will often dedicate afternoons to Design and Technology.

Design and Technology

Teaching and Learning


Design and Technology is covered within both the prime and specific areas in the EYFS framework. It is recognised as one of the building blocks of success in life. It supports children’s development by helping them to interact effectively and develop both their fine and gross motor skills.


In EYFS, Design and Technology is embedded across our curriculum. You will find us playing and learning together in all of our lessons and at many other times in the day. Children have a wide variety of opportunities to embed their expressive arts and design skills in their 'Discovery Time' through the use of our outdoor environment and the many resources we have inside our EYFS Base with support from our highly skilled early years team.



Design and Technology is a statutory subject at KS1 and at Freegrounds we plan, assess and teach it in half termly unit. This is because we appreciate the benefits it has in terms of developing resourceful, innovative, enterprising and capable citizens. Design and Technology is mainly taught discretely but when and where appropriate it supports the learning of other subjects across the curriculum e.g. PE, art, literacy, maths and science.

Design and Technology provision at Freegrounds Infant School 


Design & Technology Policy 

EYFS Discovery Time


KS1 Design and Technology Learning 



Design and Technology Displays