Overview of Design and Technology Content

 

 

Autumn 1

Autumn 2

Spring 1

Spring 2

Summer 1

Summer 2

Reception

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Year 1

Mechanisms: Wheels and axles

Vehicles

 

 

Textiles:

2d shape to 3d product

Puppets

 

 

 

Food

Preparing fruit and vegetables

 

Fruit salad

 

Year 2

Mechanisms Sliders and Levers

 

Moving superhero book/card

 

 

Food

Preparing fruit and vegetables

Fruit smoothies

 

 

 

Structures Freestanding structures

enclosures for zoo animals?

 (Science link)

 

Year 3

Mechanical systems

Levers and linkages

Class display/information book (geography link)

 

 

 

Structures

Shell structures

Egyptian nets

 

 

Food:

Celebrating culture and a healthy varied diet

Tapas

Year 4

 

 

Electrical Systems:

Simple Circuits and Switches

reading light

 

Food:

Celebrating culture and a healthy varied diet

Greek salads

Textiles

2-D shape to 3-D product

 

Roman Coin Purse

 

 

 

Year 5

Electrical systems

More complex switches and circuits

alarm for a valuable artefact

 

 

 

Textiles

Using computer-aided design (CAD) in textiles

Create a product influenced by Mayan textiles

 

 

Food

Celebrating culture and seasonality

Sustainability - making a sustainable food product

Year 6

Mechanical Systems:

Moving parts

(Cams)

 

 

Food:

Designing and creating biscuits using fairtrade ingredients

 

Structures

Suitable packaging

 

 

Structures:

Frame Structures

Chairs

 

Food:

Celebrating culture and seasonality

Evening to raise money for refugees

 

 

 

 

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