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Chandler's Ford Infant School

Design and Technology- Subject Leader Mrs Clode

Our Vision

“Tell me and I forget, teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn”

Benjamin Franklin.


Our vision is for all children in our school to become innovative, independent, and creative problem-solvers who can appreciate the product design cycle of ideation, creation, and evaluation. Our students are taught to select and use appropriate tools safely and effectively to make products that solve authentic problems which have a clear purpose, user and functionality. We encourage our students to use their creative imagination and be reflective learners who are resilient and not afraid of making mistakes. We believe that design and technology prepares our students to deal with tomorrow's rapidly changing world. We want them to be resourceful, enterprising citizens who are astute and informed future consumers, designers and innovators.


By the end of Key Stage 1 our intention is that our designers: 

  • Can use a range of tools safely and proficiently to make and create their designed products
  • Are reflective and innovative designers and problem solvers
  • Have an eco-friendly mindset and are informed consumers, designers and innovators. 

What Design and Technology looks like at our school

What is D&T - and why do we need it?

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Design and Technology Long Term Plan and Progression of Skills