Design & Technology
At Trefonen Primary School, Design and technology offers opportunities for children to use creativity and imagination to make high quality products by combining their designing and making skills with knowledge and understanding to design and make products that solve real and relevant problems within a variety of contexts, considering their own and others’ needs, wants and values.
It is a practical subject where the children are encouraged to develop the creative, technical and practical expertise needed to perform everyday tasks confidently and to participate successfully in an increasingly technological world.
Children will work with a range of materials including food, textiles, construction materials, electrical resources and mechanical components. Children are encouraged to evaluate their work in order to develop their reflective and critical skills and so enhance subsequent learning in this area.
During the Early Years Foundation Stage pupils explore and use a variety of media and materials through a combination of child initiated and adult led activities. Children are also provided with opportunities to explore their developing knowledge and understanding through our continuous provision; both in our indoor and outdoor learning environments.