As of 01/04/23, Rainbow Preschool is under the leadership of Great and Little Shelford CE (A) Primary School. Existing policies for each respective establishment remain in place.

Design and Technology


The whole experience of Design and Technology is in line with our vision. In particular, this is evident in how children work collaboratively on projects, how links are made with other areas of the curriculum to give projects real purpose and how progression of skills are evident across the school.


The Big Ideas in Design and Technology are:


Design: In each unit pupils will spend time designing their product before making it.


Make: Pupils will use a range of materials and techniques to make their design.


Evaluate: After making their product, pupils will reflect on what went well and suggest improvements.


Technical Knowledge: Pupils develop their technical skills over the six key areas and these will progress over KS1 and KS2.


Cooking and Nutrition: Pupils will have experience of cooking and applying the principles of healthy eating.