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Design and Technology

Design and Technology gives children the opportunity to explore real life inventions and technologies and link their knowledge learnt in other lessons such as English, Science, Art and Computing.

National Curriculum:

The National Curriculum is divided into 5 key areas.

 

Design

KS1:

  • design purposeful, functional, appealing products for themselves and other users based on design criteria.
  • generate, develop, model and communicate their ideas through talking, drawing, templates, mock-ups and, where appropriate, information and communication technology.

KS2:

 

  • use research and develop design criteria to inform the design of innovative, functional,appealing products that are fit for purpose, aimed at particular individuals or groups.
  • generate, develop, model and communicate their ideas through discussion, annotated sketches, cross-sectional and exploded diagrams, prototypes, pattern pieces and computer-aided design.

 

Make

KS1:

  • select from and use a range of tools and equipment to perform practical tasks [for example, cutting, shaping, joining and finishing].
  • select from and use a wide range of materials and components, including construction materials, textiles and ingredients, according to their characteristics.

KS2:

  • select from and use a wider range of tools and equipment to perform practical tasks [for example, cutting, shaping, joining and finishing], accurately.
  • select from and use a wider range of materials and components, including construction materials, textiles and ingredients, according to their functional properties and aesthetic qualities.

Evaluate

KS1:

  • explore and evaluate a range of existing products.
  • evaluate their ideas and products against design criteria.

KS2:

  • investigate and analyse a range of existing products.
  • evaluate their ideas and products against their own design criteria and consider the views of others to improve their work.
  • understand how key events and individuals in design and technology have helped shape the world.

 

Technical Knowledge

KS1:

  • build structures, exploring how they can be made stronger, stiffer and more stable.
  • explore and use mechanisms [for example, levers, sliders, wheels and axles], in their products.

 

KS2:

  • apply their understanding of how to strengthen, stiffen and reinforce more complex structures.
  • understand and use mechanical systems in their products [for example, gears, pulleys, cams, levers and linkages]
  • understand and use electrical systems in their products [for example, series circuits incorporating switches, bulbs, buzzers and motors]
  • apply their understanding of computing to program, monitor and control their products.

 

Cooking and Nutrition

 

KS1:

  • use the basic principles of a healthy and varied diet to prepare dishes
  • understand where food comes from.

KS2:

  • understand and apply the principles of a 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, reared, caught and processed.

Key documents:

EYFS:

Look at all the amazing Design and Technology learning we have done.

During our topic ‘Are carrots orange?’ we explored different fruits and vegetables and then we planted our own.

Then we are going to use the fruits and vegetables we have learnt about to make our own food.

Year 1/2:

Year 3/4:

Look at our projects we will be doing next year (2021-2022).
We are very excited about them.

Year 5/6:

Look at the projects we have planned for next year (2021- 2022). We are very excited!

Contact Us

Firs Primary School
Raven Street
Derby
DE22 3WA
Telephone: 01332 346230
Fax: 01332 200782
admin@firsprimary.derby.sch.uk

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