Using water play to support designing and making in the early years

Jean Bradshaw
1997, Vol. 2, No. 2,


The following design and technology activity was carried out in a large infant school to the north of Birmingham. The school is situated within a mainly privately owned housing estate. The children have an ethnic origin of 80% white, 10% Afro-Caribbean and 10% Asian. Due to expanding numbers this year the school increased the number of classrooms to ten and there are four Reception classes. The design and technology activity took place within one of these reception classrooms, the children all aged five by the time they started the design and make task.

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