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E P Collier

Primary School and Nursery

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Design and Technology

KS1

Term 1

Term 2

Term 3

Term 4

Terms 5 & 6

Year

1/2

Change For The Better?

What Have they taught Us?

Where Would We Be Without Water?

Healthy Body, Healthy Minds

Our Beautiful World

 

 

 

A

Design, create and evaluate ‘A Car for the Future’ selecting from everyday materials –learning how to use mechanisms in our products; wheels and axels

 

 

Design, create and evaluate a ‘Tactile Picture for Somebody Who Can’t See’

Design, create and evaluate ‘A Pop Up Book’ - learning how to use mechanisms in our products – levers and sliders

 

 

 

 

B

 

The creation of a structure - knowing how to make structures stronger, stiffer and more stable

 

Design, create and evaluate a ‘Healthy Lunch Box’

 Design, create and evaluate a ‘Mini-beast Hotel’ for the playground or garden – link to habitats

 

 

Key skills

  • Design purposeful, functional, appealing products for ourselves or others based upon design criteria
  • Generate, develop, model and communicate ideas through talking, drawing, templates, mock-ups and ICT
  • Be able to select from and use a wide range of materials and components, including construction materials, textiles and ingredients, according to their characteristics
  • Know how to use and be able to select from a range of tools and equipment to perform practical tasks
  • Be able to explore and evaluate a range of existing products
  • Evaluate our ideas and products against design criteria
  • Be able to use the basic principles of a healthy and varied diet to prepare dishes

 

LKS2

Term 1

Term 2

Term 3

Term 4

Terms 5 & 6

Year

3/4

Change For The Better?

What Have they taught Us?

Where Would We Be Without Water?

Healthy Body, Healthy Minds

Our Beautiful World

 

 

 

A

Using melting and cooling to prepare healthy snacks

Design and making of a hanging Christmas decoration from textiles – how do we sew buttons on?

Cooking with water – prepare and cook a savoury dish using water  - boiling, steaming

 

A pocket torch – design and construction understanding the use of circuits, switches and bulbs in products

 

 

 

 

B

Design and construct a Roman aqueduct that really carries water – use of materials according to their functional properties

 

Designing an earthquake proof building – use of annotated sketches, cross sectional and exploded diagrams - understanding how key events have helped shape the world

 

 

 

 

The design and construction of an Egyptian Shaduf - selecting from appropriate construction materials, use of pulleys and levers

 

 

Key skills

 

 

 

  • Develop design criteria to inform the design of innovative, functional, appealing products that are fit for purpose
  • Generate, develop, model and communicate our ideas through discussion, annotated sketches, cross sectional and exploded diagrams
  • Be able to select from a wide range of materials and components including construction materials, textiles and ingredients, according to their functional properties and aesthetic qualities
  • Know how to use and be able to select from a range of tools and equipment to perform practical tasks accurately
  • Evaluate our ideas and products against our own design criteria and consider the views of others to improve our work
  • Apply the principles of a healthy and varied diet understanding seasonality

 

UKS2

Term 1

Term 2

Term 3

Term 4

Terms 5 & 6

Year

5/6

Change For The Better?

What Have they taught Us?

Where Would We Be Without Water?

Healthy Body, Healthy Minds

Our Beautiful World

 

 

 

A

Design, create and evaluate a ‘wire loop game’ – understand the use of circuits and buzzers and/or motors in products.

 

 

 

 

Baking – prepare and cook a healthy savoury dish that involves baking

Researching, developing and designing a playground ride for disabled children – How can mechanical systems ie. Gears, pulleys, cams levers, linkages help us? Focus on cross sectional and exploded diagrams and use of prototypes

 

 

 

 

B

 

Research develop and design an innovative, functional and appealing musical instrument – link to classical rock

 

 

 

 

Grilling – prepare and cook a healthy savoury dish that involves grilling

Research, design and construction of a textile project representing the 4 elements earth, fire, air and water – a focus upon aesthetic qualities linked to the Ancient Greek Philosophers

 

 

Key skills

  • Use research and develop design criteria to inform the design of innovative, functional, appealing products that are fit for purpose and aimed at particular groups or individuals
  • Generate, develop, model and communicate our ideas through the use of prototypes, pattern pieces and computer aided design as well as discussion, annotated sketches, cross sectional and exploded diagrams
  • Be able to select from a wide range of materials and components including construction materials, textiles and ingredients, according to their functional properties and aesthetic qualities
  • Know how to use and be able to select from a range of tools and equipment to perform practical tasks accurately
  • Investigate and analyse a range of existing products
  • Apply the principles of a healthy and varied diet knowing how and where a variety of ingredients are grown, reared, caught and processed
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