Design & Technology

Updated October 2015

July 2015

Class 3MM designed moving monsters using different materials including syringes and tubing to make body parts move. (see below for pictures)

2015-16 Overview

Class Autumn Spring Summer
Year 1 Moving pictures Homes Eat more fruit and vegetables
  Expectations :

·       Use tools safely to make a moving picture that incorporates a simple lever or slide

·       Use given techniques to practice the making skills and as a starting point for developing their own ideas

·       Able to talk about how simple moving products work.

Expectations:

·       Construct a model home

·       Incorporate the main features of windows and doors

·       Show evidence of understanding different types of buildings and their main features.

Expectations:

·       Gain an understanding of the properties, including taste, texture and appearance, of a range of fruit and vegetables and then prepare and combine ingredients into a specific product

·       Use basic tools safely

·       Recognise that it is important to eat more fruit and vegetables.

Year 2 Puppets Vehicles Smoothies and sandwich
  Expectations :

·       To discuss their ideas as they develop and be able to say what their design has to do

·       Create a puppet that works (i.e. is the right size and reflects the character) using a given technique

·       Have stitched two pieces of fabric together and added features using appropriate materials and techniques.

Expectations :

·       Gain an understanding of how simple mechanisms related to moving vehicles work

·       Clarifying their ideas through discussion

·       To make a wheeled vehicle which moves and which generally matches their design intention.

Expectations :

·       Use information from an evaluation activity to select and prepare a range of sandwich and smoothie ingredients to create an appealing smoothie and sandwich

·       Consider how well their smoothie and sandwich meets the original purpose

·       Have an understanding of the ‘balanced plate’ model for healthy eating and will apply this to ideas about how their products contributes to a healthy diet.

Year 3 Moving monsters Gifts (Photo frames and money containers) Healthy snacks (low in salts and sugar)
  Expectations :

·       Develop an understanding of simple pneumatic systems

·       Work as part of a team to design and make a model monster with at least one moving part controlled by a pneumatic system.

Expectations :

·       Gain an understanding of ways in which structures can be made stable

·       Recognise conflicting demands on the structure

·       Design and make a complete personalised free-standing photograph frame, appropriate for a particular person.

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·       Gain sufficient understanding and skills in working with textiles to design and make a money container that meets their design criteria

·       Evaluate existing products, testing fabrics to choose an appropriate one

·       Apply decorative techniques appropriately.

Expectations :

·  Understand and apply the principles of a healthy and varied diet

·  Prepare and cook a variety of predominantly savoury dishes using a range of cooking techniques

·  Understand seasonality, and know where and how a variety of ingredients are grown, reared, caught and processed

·  Have an understanding of the ‘balanced plate’ model for healthy eating and will apply this to ideas about how their products contributes to a healthy diet.

Year 4 Bags for life Alarms/ lighting it up Healthy meals (special dietary requirements)
  Expectations :

·       Gain sufficient understanding and skills in working with textiles to design and make a bag for life that meets their design criteria

·       Evaluate existing products, testing fabrics to choose an appropriate one

·       Apply decorative techniques appropriately.

Expectations :

·       To draw on their own understanding of simple electrical circuits and switches to help them generate ideas about their alarm

·       Produce a labelled drawing to communicate their ideas to others

·       Join components and cut and shape materials with some precision to help assembly

·       Join the materials of their device using a range of appropriate techniques

·       Use a control program to activate their alarm.

Expectations :

·       Understand and apply the principles of a healthy and varied diet

·       Prepare and cook a variety of predominantly savoury dishes using a range of cooking techniques

·       Understand seasonality, and know where and how a variety of ingredients are grown, reared, caught and processed.

Year 5 Musical instruments/ Fairground World foods (Breads and Biscuits) Promotional t-shirt
  Expectations :

·       Recognise that sounds can be created in many different ways

·       Have gathered and used information to generate a number of ideas and select one design for their musical instrument

·       Model parts of their design as appropriate and/ or produce annotated diagrams

·       Make suggestions about how they plan to make their instrument

·       Measure, mark out, cut and assembled their instrument with accuracy

·       Continual to evaluate their work

·       Include a final evaluation against the original criteria

·       Use ICT for researching and designing

·       To have an understanding of how to strengthen materials.

·       To use their knowledge of the movement made by the cam in the design of their toy

·       Produce sketches and step-by-step plans and identified tools and materials

·       Measure, mark out and cut accurately, evaluating their work as it develops and at the end.

Expectations :

·  Use their experiences of food ingredients and cooking methods help generate ideas

·  Explain why they have chosen certain foods and processes

·  Produce an order of work and chosen equipment appropriately

·  Make and evaluate their bread and biscuit product against objective design criteria

·  Have a clear understanding of issues related to food safety and hygiene.

Expectations :

·       Use research and develop design criteria to inform the design of innovative functional and appealing products that are fit for purpose and aimed at particular individuals or groups.

·       Select from and use a wide range of tools and equipment to perform practical tasks.

·       Investigate and analyse a range of existing products.

·       Evaluate their ideas and products against their own design criteria and consider the views of others to improve their work.

Year 6 Slippers World foods Controllable vehicles
Expectations :

·       Use information from investigating slippers to inform their own designing and making

·       Develop their skills in working with textiles and will have designed and made a slipper using appropriate materials and techniques

·       Be able to evaluate critically both the appearance and function of the slipper against the original specifications

Expectations :

·  Use their experiences of food ingredients and cooking methods to help generate ideas

·  Explain why they have chosen certain foods and processes

·  Produce an order of work and chosen equipment appropriately

·  Make and evaluate their dishes against objective design criteria

·  Have a clear understanding of issues related to food safety and hygiene.

Expectations :

·       Generate, develop, model and communicate their ideas through discussion, annotate sketches, cross-sectional and exploded diagrams, prototypes, pattern pieces and computer aided designs.

·       Select from and use a wide range of materials and components including construction materials according to their functional properties and aesthetic qualities.

·       Understand how key events and individuals in design technology have helped shape the world

·       Understanding of computing to program, monitor and control their products.