Design and Technology encourages children to solve problems and work effectively through a process to reach a specified outcome. Every class follows the Early Years Framework and the National Curriculum but work in D.T. is always linked to the topics being taught to ensure that the work the children carry out has a purpose. During Design and Technology lessons the children experience working with a range of materials and tools. Children are presented with a problem or a design brief and they are encouraged to work as a team to produce items which match the criteria given. Children ask questions, research, practise and refine their skills before producing a final product. They then evaluate their produce against the original objectives of the project. Through DT children combine practical skills (textiles, cooking, woodwork and modelling materials) with an understanding of aesthetic qualities, functionality and usefulness. DT is also linked to our Book Weeks each year, with each class using a book as the inspiration for a linked DT project.