DESIGN & TECHNOLOGY


In Design Technology children will become problem solvers.


    Year 1 - Food

    Children will develop knowledge of food by grouping food items int categories and exploring food through 

    their senses. They will prepare food using cutting, peeling and grating skills whilst developing their knowledge 

    of healthy eating and the importance of hygiene.


    Year 1 - Construction and Structures

    Children will build a structure using a variety of model making materials such as cardboard boxes and 

    construction kits like Lego. They will explore how to securely join items using resources such as tape, 

    glue and staples. They will regularly test their ideas to find the most successful way to build their struction 

    and solve problems.


    

    Year 2 - Construction and Mechanisms

    Children will design and make a model vehicle with wheels and axels. They will learn the skills of cutting using

    a template and sawing dowel with a hacksaw. They will think about how to make their stucture strong and 

    secure whilst repeatedly testing and making improvements.


    Year 2 - Textiles and Sewing

    Children will explore a variety of fabrics and consider how they could be decorated by attaching buttons, beads

    and sequins. They will join fabrics using simple stitches, glue and staples so they can design and make a bag

    or purse.​



    Year 3 - Construction Materials and Computer Aided Design

    Children will explore existing packaging and develop their own structures to create new types of packages.

    They will begin to learn that ICT can be used to control products and will be given the opportunity to 

    practise these skills.


    Year 3 - Food

    Children will further their knowledge of food by discovering where food comes from and the seasons it will

    grow. They will learn about making healthy eating choices by examining the Eatwell Plate and by preparing

    food using a range of cooking techniques.​



    Year 4 - Electrical

    Children will find out how to make a variety of electrical circuits and use them to control lights and buzzers.

    They will then incorporate their own successful circuits into a designed model to solve a problem for a 

    specific user.​

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    Year 5 - Textiles and Sewing

    Children will produce a 3D product with fabric after developing knowledge of patterns, seam allowance and

    methods of joining fabrics. They will learn to combine fabrics in a useful way and to make quality products.​

 

 

 

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