Design Technology

Design Technology is a creative and practical subject which provides opportunities for all children to design and make quality products. It involves children in developing an understanding of the ways in which people have designed products in the past and present to meet their needs.

Design Technology in EYFS
Children will have the opportunity to explore and develop the following skills through topics which are of interest to them.

  • construct with a purpose in mind
  • using and join construction materials,
  • manipulate materials,
  • use and select appropriate tools and techniques to shape and assemble materials.

Design Technology in KS1 and KS2

Throughout KS1 and KS2 the children will have the opportunity to design and make products with a focus on developing skills in the following: mechanisms, structures, food, textiles and control.

In each unit they will investigate, disassemble and evaluate products. They will learn and practise new skills through a series of focused practical tasks. Pupils will then complete a 'design and make assignment' where they will apply what they have learned to make a product for a specific purpose.

The table below gives an overview of planned units that will be covered across the year.

 

 

Autumn 1

Autumn 2

Spring 1

Spring 2

Summer 1

Summer 2

Year 1

 

Structures

Billy Goats Gruff

 

Food

Eat more fruit/Veg eg smoothies/salads

Mechanisms

Moving pictures

Structures

Models – linked to curriculum

Year 2

Food Guacamole/salsa

Mechanisms/structures

Pulleys

 

 

Mechanisms

Vehicles

Textiles

Butterflies

Year 3

 

 

Structures

Photograph frames

 

Mechanisms/control

Moving monsters

Food

Soup making

 

 

Year 4

 

Textiles

Sampler bookmarks

Food

Naan breads

 

Control/Electrical

Lighthouses

 

Year 5

Structures

Roman headwear

 

Food

At Comp

Mechanisms

Cams

Electrical/Control

Quiz games

Year 6

Food

Flat bread/tzatziki

At Comp

 

 

 

 

Control/Computing

K-nex

      

Contact the School

Holmes Chapel Primary School

Middlewich Road
Holmes Chapel
Cheshire
CW4 7EB

Tel: 01477 533336
Fax: 01477 544556
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