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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.