At Cheam Common infants’ Academy we follow the ‘Design, Make, Evaluate’ approach to the teaching of DT, as outlined in the National Curriculum Programmes of Study document. From an early age we enable children to be inventive in designing practical solutions to everyday problems. Some of this work may arise from needs created in imaginative play, whilst other work will be an integrated part of the planned Topic. They are taught to design, make and evaluate their own models. Children are encouraged to use all tools and equipment safely.