Design Technology Curriculum - The Big Picture

 

Autumn 1

Autumn 2

Spring 1

Spring 2

Summer 1

Summer 2

Year 1

Structures
Freestanding structures
  Food
Exploring, tasting and describing fruit
  Mechanisms
Sliders and levers
 

Year 2 

Mechanisms
Wheels and axles
  Textiles
Templates and joining techniques
  Food
Fruit salads and smoothies
 

Year 3 

Food
Sandwich snacks
  Mechanical systems
Pneumatics
  Structures
Shell structures
 

Year 4 

Mechanical Systems
Levers and linkages
  Textiles
2D shapes to 3D product
  Electrical Systems
Simple circuits and switches
 

Year 5

Structures
Frame structures
  Food
Celebrating culture and seasonality
  Mechanical systems
Pulleys and gears
 

Year 6 

Mechanical Systems
Cams
  Textiles
Combining different fabric shapes
  Electrical Systems
More complex switches and circuits (including programming, monitoring and control)
 

 

Autumn: To be able to...

Key Stage One

 Year 1
To design, make and evaluate a freestanding structure. 
 Year 2
To design, make and evaluate a moving vehicle with wheels and axles. 

 Key Stage Two

 Year 3
To design, make and evaluate a healthy sandwich for a packed lunch.
 Year 4
To design, make and evaluate a moving book with levers and linkages.
 Year 5
To design, make and evaluate a frame structure.
 Year 6
To design, make and evaluate a moving toy with cams.

 

Spring: To be able to...

Key Stage One

Year 1
To explore, taste and describe different fruit and vegetables.
Year 2
To design, make and evaluate a 2D textile product.

 Key Stage Two

Year 3
To design, make and evaluate a pneumatically-powered moving toy.
Year 4
To design, make and evaluate a 3D textile container.
Year 5
To design, make and evaluate a meal celebrating a different culture or cuisine.
Year 6
To design, make and evaluate a 2D or 3D gift product with different textile shapes and fabrics.

 

Summer: To be able to...

Key Stage One

Year 1
To design, make and evaluate a moving book with sliders and levers.
Year 2
To design, make and evaluate a fruit salad or fruit smoothie.

 Key Stage Two

Year 3
To design, make and evaluate packaging for a product.
Year 4
To design, make and evaluate a product with an electrical circuit and a switch.
Year 5
To design, make and evaluate a moving toy with pulleys or gears.
Year 6
To design, make and evaluate a product with more complex switches and circuits (including programming, monitoring and control).