Design and Technology is about ‘making things that people want and that work’. We aim to give the children an opportunity to develop their designing and making skills by giving them practical tasks to design and make products that will work in some way. They explore how things work and talk about, draw and model their ideas and are given opportunities to work with a range of different materials and tools. Opportunities to work as individuals, in pairs or in small groups enable the children to develop their knowledge and understanding of the properties of the materials used. We hope, that as well as teaching them the skills needed, the children will gain pleasure and a sense of achievement from their own design and making of a product.