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
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
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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