Design and Technology 2021 - 2022

‘Design is not just what it looks like and feels like. Design is how it works’ - Steve Jobs

Design & Technology provides practical learning experiences, which make it accessible to all pupils. Pupils use knowledge and understanding from across the curriculum and apply them in practical activities. D&T gives pupils the opportunity to make choices within a practical learning environment and focuses them on problems that are meaningful to them. It encourages communication using a range of methods avoiding over reliance on the written word. Pupils are able to work within a flexible range of contexts and topics that can be adopted to suit individual interests and motivations.

Through D&T, pupils are given the opportunity to design, make, evaluate and improve; as well as explore and experience the wider world. Designing, taking apart products to explore their components or making products can give pupils a sense of achievement and improve their self-esteem. Pupils benefit from seeing their own progress and taking greater responsibility for their own learning as they begin to evaluate the quality of their work.

Design and Technology Curriculum At a Glance

  Autumn 1 Autumn 2 Spring 1 Spring 2 Summer 1 Summer 2
EYFS

Expressive Arts and Design

Year 1  

 

Structures
Playground Equipment

 

    Mechanisms
Levers and Sliders
Making a moving picture
Food
Fruit Salads
Year 2

 

Food
Healthy fruit products

 

  Textiles
Animal Puppets
Mechanisms
Moving vehicles
   
Year 3

 

Structures
Shell Structures

 

  Textiles
Cushion cases
  Food
Healthy kebabs
 
Year 4

Mechanical Systems
Levers and Linkages

 

Food
Healthy and varied diet

      Electrical Systems
Simple switches and circuits

Year 5    

 

Structures
Frame Structures

 

 

Electrical Systems
Complex switches and circuits

Food
Celebrating Culture and Seasonality
Year 6  

 

Mechanical Systems
Fairgrounds- Pulleys or gears

Textiles
Phone cases

  Food
Celebrating Culture and Seasonality
 

 

 

 

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