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Design Technology

Design and Technology

Pupils need to develop design and making skills. To do this, they need to have a knowledge and understanding of the characteristics of a range of materials, and need to be taught about how different types of movement can be achieved.  They should be developing, planning and communicating ideas; working with components to make quality products; evaluating processes and products, and developing their understanding of materials and components.

Pupils need to have the opportunity to address issues such as:

  • develop the creative, technical and practical expertise needed to perform everyday tasks confidently and to participate successfully in an increasingly technological world
  • build and apply a repertoire of knowledge, understanding and skills in order to design and make high-quality prototypes and products for a wide range of users
  • critique, evaluate and test their ideas and products and the work of others
  • understand and apply the principles of nutrition and learn how to cook

Years 1 & 2

Year

Topic 1

Topic 2

A

Textiles (link to topic)

Food (link to topic)

 

B

Food (link to topic)

Mechanisms (e.g. levers wheels)

(link to topic)

 

 

Year 3&4

Year

Topic 1

Topic 2

A

Textiles (link to topic)

 

 

Food (link to topic)

B

Food (link to topic)

Control; Lighting up (link to topic)

 

 

Year 5&6

Year

Topic 1

Topic 2

A

Mechanical, electrical and computing systems (link to topic)

Food (understand seasonality) (link to topic)

 

B

Food (understand seasonality) (link to topic)

 

Structures