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Design & Technology

Our Design and Technology subject leader is Mrs Young

Key Stage 1

Throughout the year 

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  

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  

Explore and evaluate a range of existing products Evaluate their ideas and products against design criteria Technical knowledge  

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. 

 Cooking and nutrition: 

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

Understand where food comes from. 

KS1 Curriculum Maps

Key Stage 2

Throughout the year 

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  

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 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  

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: 

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. 

KS2 Curriculum Maps