D&T in Early Years
During the Early Years Foundation Stage, the essential building blocks of children’s design and technology capability are established. In our EYFS there are many opportunities for carrying out D&T related activities. Specifically, ‘Designing and Making’ is identified as a strand within Knowledge and Understanding of the World.
By the end of the EYFS, most children should be able to:
•Construct with a purpose in mind, using a variety of resources
•Use simple tools and techniques competently and appropriately
•Build and construct with a wide range of objects, selecting appropriate resources and adapting their work when necessary
•Select the tools and techniques they need to shape, assemble and join materials they are using.
Below are some of the D&T opportunities that have gotten up to so far in our Reception and Little Lambs Nursery.
D&T in Reception!