This year in Design and Technology the children have learnt a variety of skills: In EYFS the children have designed and made sock puppets and ginger bread men. They have used tools to manipulate materials to create clay diva lamps and dragons. Using a variety of resources, children have also constructed castes and houses for fairy tale characters. In Year 1 the children have looked at the principles of healthy eating and have designed and prepared soup, fruit sticks and drinks for Cinderella’s ball. They have designed and tested a variety of materials to make a suitable waterproof coat for Paddington bear and have used textiles/clay to create… In Year 2 the children have explored mechanisms to create space vehicles and also looked at different structures to design and make elf beds. In addition to this the children have learnt about the principles of a healthy and varied diet, prior to making their own food snap tins. They also used their design skills to design a dinosaur puppet and joined material in different ways to follow their brief.