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DT in Early Years


During the EYFS pupils explore and use a variety of media and materials through a combination of child initiated and ‘in the moment’ adult directed activities. The children will learn through first-hand experiences. They will be encouraged to explore, observe, solve problems, think critically, make decisions and to talk about why they have made their decisions. Examples of activities that will build the children's skills in preparation for Design and Technology are:


  • Mark making
  • Constructing
  • Building 
  • Modelling
  • Exploring sensory and malleable play
  • Providing meaning to something created
  • Representing people/objects & animals
  • Role play
  • Recording some ideas
  • Junk modelling
  • Woodwork