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Design and technology is an inspiring, rigorous and practical subject. Using creativity and imagination, pupils design and make products that solve real and relevant problems within a variety of contexts, considering their own and others’ needs, wants and values. They acquire a broad range of subject knowledge and draw on disciplines such as mathematics, science, engineering, computing and art. Pupils learn how to take risks, becoming resourceful, innovative, enterprising and capable citizens. Through the evaluation of past and present design and technology, they develop a critical understanding of its impact on daily life and the wider world. High-quality design and technology education makes an essential contribution to the creativity, culture, wealth and well-being of the nation

 

Rather than in a weekly session, Design is taught in a weekly block to ensure continuity of skills with materials is maximised. Each class has two blocked weeks a year. Skills can also be taught and developed across the whole curriculum at other times.

 

Year 1

 

  • Design and create functional products that are purposeful for themselves and other audiences.

  • Generate and communicate their ideas through talking and drawing templates.

  • Make using a range of tools and equipment to perform practical tasks (cutting, shaping, joining and finishing)

  • Evaluate a range of products

  • Build structures exploring what can be made stronger.

  • Cooking and nutrition

 

Year 2

 

  • Design and create functional products that are purposeful for themselves and other audiences.

  • Generate and communicate their ideas through talking and drawing templates.

  • Make using a range of tools and equipment to perform practical tasks (cutting, shaping, joining and finishing)

  • Evaluate a range of products

  • Build structures exploring what can be made stronger.

  • Use the basic principles of healthy and varied diet to prepare dishes

  • Understand where food has come from.

 

Year 3

 

  • Use research and develop criteria to inform and design of innovate, functional and appealing product that fit for purpose.

  • Select from a wide range of tools and equipment to perform practical tasks.

  • Use a wide range of materials and components including constructions materials, textiles and ingredients.

  • Investigate and analyse a range of existing products and evaluate these and see how they can be improved.

  • Understand how key events and individuals have changed design and technology.

  • Understand the importance of a healthy diet and nutrition.

  • Understand technical electrical systems such as buzzer, circuits and bulbs.

 

Year 4

 

  • Use research and develop criteria to inform and design of innovate, functional and appealing product that fit for purpose.

  • Select from a wide range of tools and equipment to perform practical tasks.

  • Use a wide range of materials and components including constructions materials, textiles and ingredients.

  • Investigate and analyse a range of existing products and evaluate these and see how they can be improved.

  • Understand how key events and individuals have changed design and technology.

  • Understand the importance of a healthy diet and nutrition.

  • Understand technical electrical systems such as buzzer, circuits and bulbs.

  • Understand and apply the principles of healthy and varied diet.

  • Prepare and cook a variety of predominantly savoury dishes using a range of cooking techniques.

  • Understand seasonality, and know where and how a variety of ingredients are grown and reared.

 

Year 5

 

  • Use research and develop criteria to inform and design of innovate, functional and appealing product that fit for purpose.

  • Develop a model of their ideas and communicate annotated sections and cross sections.

  • Select from a wide range of tools and equipment to perform practical tasks.

  • Use a wide range of materials and components including constructions materials, textiles and ingredients.

  • Investigate and analyse a range of existing products and evaluate these and see how they can be improved.

  • Understand how key events and individuals have changed design and technology.

  • Understand the importance of a healthy diet and nutrition.

  • Understand technical electrical systems such as buzzer, circuits and bulbs.

  • Understand and apply the principles of healthy and varied diet.

  • Prepare and cook a variety of predominantly savoury dishes using a range of cooking techniques.

  • Understand seasonality, and know where and how a variety of ingredients are grown and reared.

 

Year 6

 

  • Use research and develop criteria to inform and design of innovate, functional and appealing product that fit for purpose.

  • Develop a model of their ideas and communicate annotated sections and cross sections.

  • Select from a wide range of tools and equipment to perform practical tasks.

  • Use a wide range of materials and components including constructions materials, textiles and ingredients.

  • Apply their understanding of how to strengthen , stiffen and reinforce more complex structures.

  • Apply their understanding of computing to program, monitor and control their products.

  • Investigate and analyse a range of existing products and evaluate these and see how they can be improved.

  • Understand how key events and individuals have changed design and technology.

  • Understand the importance of a healthy diet and nutrition.

  • Understand technical electrical systems such as buzzer, circuits and bulbs.

  • Understand and apply the principles of healthy and varied diet.

  • Prepare and cook a variety of predominantly savoury dishes using a range of cooking techniques.

  • Understand seasonality, and know where and how a variety of ingredients are grown and reared.

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