curriculum AREs.fw

DESIGN AND TECHNOLOGY

Year 1 

Collaborate to build a structure. 

Design, discuss and evaluate ideas and materials. 

Demonstrate an understanding of how to make a structure more stable. 

Taste, design, prepare and make food

Year 2 

Design and make a product making choices about how they join materials. 

Use techniques such as cuttig, slicing, peeling and de-seeding to prepare ingredients. 

Evaluate their own and others’ work offering simple suggestions for improvement with a reason. 

Year 3 

Select appropriate ingredients from all food groups to make a healthy meal. 

Explain choices for chosen ingredients describing health benefits. 

Use cooking equipment safely and appropriately as well as following health and safety guidelines whilst working in the kitchen/preparing food. 

Year 4 

Analyse and evaluate mechanical systems used in pop-up books, using technical vocabulary. 

Select appropriate materials to make levers and linkages, considering their strength. 

Make simple annotated sketches and effectively communicate their ideas. 

Design, make and evaluate a product for a target audience.

Use cooking equipment safely and appropriately as well as following health and safety guidelines whilst working in the kitchen/preparing food. 

Year 5 

Research and evaluate existing products in order to identify and explain their features and functions. 

Assess and select materials to suit the purpose, considering their aesthetic qualities. 

Evaluate their own and others’ work suggesting specific areas to improve and how this will make it better. 

Plan, make and evaluate a nutritous meal.

Year 6 

Create detailed annotated sketches including measurements and material choices. 

Understand and make an effective pulley system, explaining using technical vocabulary. 

Select appropriate materials suitable to meetthe needs of target audience and design brief.

To evaluate exisitng products and use them to design products of their own which successfully meet a design brief.