Design & Technology
The national curriculum for design and technology aims to ensure that all pupils:
Develop the creative, technical and practical expertise needed to perform everyday tasks confidently and to participate successfully in an increasingly technological world.
Build and apply a repertoire of knowledge, understanding and skills in order to design and make high-quality prototypes and products for a wide range of users.
Critique, evaluate and test their ideas and products and the work of others.
Understand and apply the principles of nutrition and learn how to cook.
The aims of the national curriculum for design and technology are delivered through the topics;
Year 1 - Mechanisms: Sliders & Levers, Textiles-joining materials.
Year 2 - Mechanisms: Wheels & axles, Food preparation of fruit & vegetables.
Year 3 - Mechanisms: Levers & Linkages, Healthy food.
Year 4 - Textiles: 2d shape to 3D product, Shell structures, Electrical Systems: Simple circuits and Switches.
Year 5 - Mechanical systems: Pulleys and gears, Frame structures, Textiles: Combining different fabric shapes.
Year 6 - Electrical systems: Complex switches and circuits, Food.