Design and Technology
As designers and engineers, children are encouraged to solve real and relevant problems in a variety of contexts. They are given the opportunity to develop skills through the use of imagination and creativity. In order to be successful, children consider a variety of needs and purposes and utilise our full range of facilities to support their learning, including our kitchen and outdoor learning areas.
We believe that computing is an essential part of modern day life that encourages children to become computational thinkers, explicitly within computing and across other curriculum subjects. Through a variety of both digital and non-digital platforms the children are taught the fundamental skills needed to ensure they are competent and confident technology users. E-safety is a critical part of our teaching.
At Malvern Way, a ‘teaching for mastery’ approach to Maths enables us to effectively deliver the two aims of the EYFS curriculum; number and numerical patterns and the three aims of the National Curriculum; fluency, reasoning and problem solving.
Basic skills are the foundations on which all learning is built and allows deep connections to be made. A focus on mathematical talk ensures our children are confident to explain their reasoning. The children apply their learning to a variety of increasingly complex problems and learn to persevere in the face of challenge.