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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. Children in KS2 are also offered D&T as an enrichment subject on Friday afternoons, allowing smaller groups to learn skills such as woodwork, cooking and mechanisms. 

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Year 1

Autumn 1

  • Food
  • Fruit Salads
  • Fruit Vegetable Kebabs

Autumn 2

  • Topic Related DT Chinese Dragon Puppets/
  • Build Victorian houses

Spring

  • Mechanisms
  • Sliders and Levers
  • Cards/posters using card strips and paper fasteners

Summer

  • Structures
  • Freestanding Structures
  • WORKSHOP - Swings and see-saws

 

 

Year 2

Autumn 1

  • Food
  • Fruit Jelly/Fruit Smoothies

Autumn 2

  • Topic Related DT
  • Instruments

Spring

  • Mechanisms
  • Sliders and Levers
  • Cards/posters using card strips and paper fasteners

Summer

  • Structures
  • Freestanding Structures
  • WORKSHOP – Moving Vehicles(making a bus)

Year 3

Autumn 1

  • Food
  • Sandwiches/Wraps/pitta pockets

Autumn 2

  • Topic Related DT
  • Moving Monsters

Spring

  • Structures
  • Shell Structures
  • WORKSHOP - Making Kaleidoscopes 

Summer

  • Electrical Systems
  • Simple circuits and switches
  • WORKSHOP - Correx Creepers, Vibrating Electrical Bugs

Year 4

Autumn 1

  • Food
  • Chocolate bar design

Autumn 2

  • Topic Related DT

Spring

  • Mechanical Systems
  • Levels and Linkages
  • Making a robot
  • WORKSHOP –Viking longboat

Summer

  • Textiles
  • Practice different techniques

Year 5

Autumn 1

  • Food
  • Celebrating Culture and Seasonality

Autumn 2

  • Topic Related DT
  • Moving Toys

Spring

  • Electrical Systems
  • Complex switches/circuits
  • WORKSHOP - Fairground: Electric Carousels

Summer

  • Structures
  • Frame Structures
  • WORKSHOP – Greek Chariots

Year 6

Autumn 1

  • Food
  • Celebrating Culture and Seasonality
  • Cooking under rationing

Autumn 2

  • Topic Related DT
  • Shelters

Spring

  • Mechanical Systems
  • Pulleys/Gears
  • WORKSHOP - a crocodile with a moving head (Cam Mechanisms)

Summer

  • Textiles
  • Combining different fabric shapes
  • Slippers
Design & Technology