St Therese of Lisieux

St Norbert's
Catholic Primary School

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Design and Technology 

 

Design and Technology in primary schools develops children's skills and knowledge in design, structures, mechanisms, electrical control and a range of materials, including food. It encourages children's creativity and encourages them to think about important issues.

By the end of year 1 pupils should be able to: use drawings, and mock ups to communicate their ideas. They should be able to use simple tools to perform practical tasks using a varied range of materials including textiles, ingredients and components. Children should be able to explore and evaluate existing products. They should be able to create mechanisms should also be used in these constructions. Children should understand the basic values of eating a broad and balanced diet and have an understanding of where food comes from.

By the end of year 2 pupils should be able to: use a design criterion to produce apurposeful, appealing products for other user. They should be able to use mock ups and design templates to communicate their inspiration and ideas orally and through communication technology. Pupils should be able to choose from a variety of tools to carry out practical tasks including selecting ingredients, construction materials and mechanisms. They should be able to extend their knowledge of how to make materials stiffer, stronger and more stable. Year 2 pupils should be able to evaluate their products against their original design ideas. Children should understand what it means to eat healthily, prepare a variety of dishes and understand where food comes from.

By the end of year 3 pupils should be able to: use research and develop design criteria to inform the design of innovative, functional, appealing products that are fit for purpose generate, develop, model and communicate their ideas through discussion and annotated sketches. They should be able perform practical tasks using a wide range of equipment and tools and be able to choose from a broader range of components. Pupils should be  able to select materials including ingredients  according to their function and aesthetic qualities. Year 3 pupils should be able to apply their existing knowledge  of how to reinforce, stiffen and strengthen materials as well as using mechanical systems in their products. Pupils should have an understanding of what consists of a  varied, healthy diet and be able to cook a variety of savoury dishes. They should know where food is grown, reared, caught and processed.

By the end of year 4 pupils should be able to: create a design criteria that informs the design of functional,  appealing, innovative products that suits a purpose generate, develop, model and communicate their ideas through discussion, annotated sketches and cross-sectional / exploded diagrams. Pupils should be able to choose from and use a wider range of  equipment and tools to undertake practical tasks. Year 4 children should be able to choose from a broad range of components, textiles and materials, using their judgement of function and aesthetic qualities.  They should be able to analyse and investigate a range of existing products and consider their products and ideas against their own design criteria considering the views of others. Pupils should be able to use their existing understanding of how to  reinforce, strengthen and stiffen structures and have a knowledge of electrical systems. By the end of year 4 children should be able to apply their understanding of a healthy and varied diet, be able to cook a selection of manly savoury dishes using a wide range of cooking skills. Children should have an understanding of ow to cook what is in season and know where a selection of food items are grown, reared, caught and processed.

By the end of year 5 pupils should be able to: use their research skills to develop design criteria to produce functional, appealing and innovative products that are suited for their purpose which are aimed at particular individuals. They should be able to create, develop, model and communicate their ideas through discussion, being able to annotated sketches, cross-sectional / exploded diagrams including prototypes. Pupils should  be able to choose from a wider selection of equipment and tools to undertake practical tasks with accuracy. Year 5 children should be able to use their judgement to choose from a broader selection of components and material, including construction materials,  ingredients, and textiles  according to their aesthetic qualities and functional properties. Pupils should be able to analyse and investigate a selection of existing products, being able to evaluate their  products and ideas against their individual design criteria and consider the ideas of others to improve their work. Children should understand how key individuals in design and technology have made the world what it is today. By the end of year 5 pupils should be able to

apply their knowledge of how to stiffen, reinforce and  strengthen more complicated structures being able to use their understanding of how to use mechanical systems in their products.

Children should be able to use their knowledge of what consists of a varied and healthy diet to make a variety of predominantly savoury dishes using a range of cooking skills, understanding seasonal quality. Children should have a sound understanding of how a selection of ingredients are grown, reared, caught and processed.

By the end of year 6 pupils should be able to: use their research skills to develop design criteria to create a functional, appealing and innovative products that are fit for purpose and targeted at a particular group of society. They should be able to  create, develop, model and communicate their ideas through  annotated sketches, discussion, cross-sectional / exploded diagrams, prototypes and pattern pieces. Children should be able to choose from an increasingly  wider range of equipment and tools and undertake tasks with precision. They should be able to  choose from a wider range of components, materials, including construction materials, ingredients and textiles considering their aesthetic qualities and function. By the end of year 6 pupils should be able to consider a range of

existing products and evaluate their own ideas and design criteria with consideration to the views of others to improve their work. They should be able to acknowledge how key events and individuals in design and technology have helped shape the world we know today. Pupils should be able t develop their existing knowledge of how to stiffen, reinforce and strengthen more complex structures and be able to understand of how electrical systems can be incorporated in to their products. This should include their understanding of computing to program. Children  should have a solid understanding of what makes a healthy and varied diet and be able to prepare and cook a selection of predominantly savoury dishes using a range of cooking skills. Thy should understand the importance of seasonality and know how and where a variety of ingredients are grown, reared, caught and processed.