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Design Technology Overview

 

 

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Summer

 

 

Year 1

Structures -Houses, Homes, Playgrounds

 

Creating free standing structures

 

 

 

Mechanisms – Moving Pictures

 

Creating products with sliders and levers

 

Food – Fruit Kebabs

 

Preparing fruit and vegetables for a purpose

 

 

Year 2

 

Mechanisms – Wheels and Axles

 

Exploring and usingmechanisms

 

 

Food

Preparing fruit and vegetables – coleslaw

 

Preparing food safely with an understanding of the need for a

balanced diet

 

Textiles - Puppets

 

Exploring a variety of joining techniques and the use of templates

 

 

 

Year 3

Mechanical Systems – Levers and Linkages

 

Creating mechanisms using systems to create movement

Textiles – 2D shape to 3D product

 

Experimenting with different materials & a range of techniques to create different effects

 

Electrical Systems – Torches/Light Up Pictures

 

Creating functional mechanisms using techniques which require more accuracy.

 

 

Year 4

Structures – Bridges

 

Exploring the key ideas / techniques of architects and designers, beginning to try out in their own work

Food

 

Healthy and Varied Diet

 

Mechanisms

 

Pnuematics

 

 

Year 5

Mechanical Systems - Cams

 

Exploring more complex mechanical and electrical systems in their work.

 

Food – Healthy and Varied Diet

 

Selecting and combining ingredients using a wide range of techniques.

         FrameStructures - Shelters

 

Making increasingly precise measurements and using strengthening techniques tocreate frame structures.

 

 

Year 6

Food – Celebrating Culture and Seasonality

 

 

 

Mechanisms  - Pulleys or Gears

 

Vehicles

 

Textiles – Including Computer Generated Design

 


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