Design Technology

Our vision for design and technology is for every child to experience and develop the practical skills that they may need in their everyday life.

Each year group will have design projects that enable them to research, explore, design and make a range of products using sewing, woodworking, paper and cooking skills. Additionally, some projects link the practical aspect to computing using computer aided design and control technology programmes.

Skills are revisited and built upon as children move up through the school, ensuring consolidation and progression throughout the key stage.

Overview

Year 3

Autumn

 

Packaging nets

 

Making boxes for Egyptian artefacts

 

Skills: planning for a purpose, designing, measuring, cutting and joining

 

Spring

 

Healthy sandwiches

 

Designing and making sandwiches

 

Skills: spreading, cutting and grating, planning a healthy lunch

 

Summer

 

Photo frames

 

Designing and making a product for a chosen user

 

Skills: measuring, sawing, sanding and joining, problem solving

Year 5

Autumn

 

Belts

 

Design and make a belt

 

Skills: planning for a purpose, making prototypes, using a wider variety of stitches, using a fastener and adapting designs

 

Spring

 

Moving Toys

 

Make a moving toy

 

Skills: Understanding cam mechanisms, designing a simple moving toy, measuring, sawing, sanding and joining, problem solving and evaluating

 

Summer

 

Making Pizza

 

Skills: Understanding healthy options, kneading, mixing, rolling, slicing, grating and baking

Year 4

Autumn

 

Food / healthy eating

 

Making healthy lunches

 

Skills: Slicing, grating, cutting, peeling, sauté simmering and baking

 

Spring

 

Lanterns

 

Creating a light using a circuit

 

Skills: problem solving and planning for a purpose, accurate measuring, cutting and joining

 

Summer

 

Money containers

 

Developing designing and sewing skills

 

Skills: planning for a purpose, making prototypes, using a variety of stitches, using a fastener

Year 6

Autumn

 

Milkman’s wallet

 

Skills: Follow instructions,  measure accurately and joining materials

 

Food

Cook a Mayan meal

 

Skills: Understand seasonality; where and how ingredients are grown, reared, caught and processed; budgeting and adapting recipes; further develop accurate cooking skills.

 

Christmas textiles

 

Design, sew and evaluate a decoration for the tree.

 

Skills: Develop a range of sewing techniques; choose specific stitches for a purpose.

 

Summer

 

Computer controlled product

 

Fairground rides

 

Skills: Construct and evaluate Use control technology Computer technologies to control motors and pulleys

St Ronan's Road, Southsea, Hampshire, PO4 0PX tel: 023 92 734787 Email: admin@craneswater.portsmouth.sch.uk

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