Design & Technology

Design & technology is generally taught in block sessions, or through workshops, rather than as a weekly timetabled subject.  This is because it often project-focused and requires more time to be spent on it in single sessions.  The following table is an overview of how we plan to deliver the design & technology curriculum, including the use of external workshop leaders. 

 

 

Autumn 1

Autumn 2

Spring

Summer

Year 1

 

Food

Fruit Salads

Fruit Vegetable Kebabs

Topic Related DT Chinese Dragon Puppets/

Build Victorian houses

 

Mechanisms

Sliders and Levers

 

Cards/posters using card strips and paper fasteners

Structures

Freestanding Structures

 

WORKSHOP - Swings and see-saws

Year 2

 

Food

Fruit Jelly/Fruit Smoothies

Topic Related DT

Instruments

Mechanisms

Wheels and Axels

Push/pull toys

 

WORKSHOP - Moving Vehicles

 

Structures

Freestanding Structures

 

WORKSHOP – Moving Vehicles(making a bus)

Year 3

 

Food

Sandwiches/Wraps/

pitta pockets

 

Topic Related DT

Moving Monsters

 

Structures

Shell Structures

 

WORKSHOP - Making Kaleidoscopes  

Electrical Systems

Simple circuits and switches

 

WORKSHOP - Correx Creepers, Vibrating Electrical Bugs

Year 4

 

Food

Chocolate bar design

Topic Related DT

Mechanical Systems

Levels and Linkages

Making a robot

WORKSHOP –Viking longboat

Textiles

Practice different techniques

Year 5

 

Food

Celebrating Culture and Seasonality

 

Topic Related DT

Moving Toys

Electrical Systems

Complex switches/circuits

 

WORKSHOP - Fairground: Electric Carousels

Structures

Frame Structures

 

WORKSHOP – Greek Chariots

 

Year 6

 

Food

Celebrating Culture and Seasonality

 

Cooking under rationing

 

Topic Related DT

 

 

 

Shelters

Mechanical Systems

Pulleys/Gears

 

WORKSHOP - a crocodile with a moving head (Cam Mechanisms)

Textiles

Combining different fabric shapes

 

Slippers

 

 

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