We want all pupils to be designers who have:

  • Significant levels of originality and the willingness to take creative risks to produce innovative ideas and prototypes.
  • An excellent attitude to learning and independent working.
  • The ability to use time efficiently and work constructively and productively with others.
  • The ability to carry out thorough research, show initiative and ask questions to develop an exceptionally detailed knowledge of users’ needs.
  • The ability to act as responsible designers and makers, working ethically, using finite materials carefully and working safely.
  • A thorough knowledge of which tools, equipment and materials to use to make their products.
  • The ability to apply mathematical knowledge.
  • The ability to manage risks exceptionally well to manufacture products safely and hygienically.
  • A passion for the subject and knowledge of, up-to-date technological innovations in materials, products and systems.

The long term plan, showing when the National Curriculum units are covered, is shown below. Click each topic for a more detailed documents:

Autumn Term Spring Term Summer Term
Year 1/2

Cycle A

Big question IS THERE ONLY ONE TYPE OF TREASURE? SHOULD WE LOOK AFTER OUR PLANET? WHY IS MOVEMENT A MUST?
Design and Technology Textiles– Glove Puppet- Pirates Food– Savoury snacks with local seasonal produce Mechanics- Moving Vehicles- Wheels and axles
Year 1/2

Cycle B

Big Question IS LIGHT IMPORTANT?

 

WHERE IN THE WORLD WOULD YOU LIKE TO GO? OH I DO LIKE BE BESIDE THE SEASIDE! DO YOU?
Design and Technology Materials– Tudor Houses- Stronger, stiffer and stable structures Food– Savoury snacks from around the world Construction– Beach Hut
Year 3/4

Cycle A

Big Question HOW DOES HUMANKIND LEAVE ITS MARK ON THE WORLD? HOW CAN WE FEED 10 BILLION? WHAT WAS THE LEGACY OF THE ROMAN EMPIRE?
Design and Technology Mechanics and Construction– Stonehenge (Pulleys and Levers) Food– Pizza

Materials- Packaging

Mechanics-Pneumatic Toy (Forces)

Uses of pneumatic systems now and in the past

Year 3/4

Cycle B

Big Question WHY DO WE NEED BURPS, BOTTOMS AND BILE?

WHAT CAN WE DISCOVER FROM MYTH AND LEGENDS?

WHO OWNS A COUNTRY?

 

HOW DO CITIES DEVELOP?

 

Design and Technology Mechanics- Mechanical skeleton box Textiles– Lunar New Year hanging decoration Electronics– Motorised (electrical) game with wire loop

Electronics in games in 1970s or light up signs

Year 5/6

Cycle A

Big Question IS IT RIGHT TO FIGHT? SHOULD WE LOOK AFTER OUR BODIES? DO RAINFORESTS NEED PROTECTING? WHAT IS SUCCESS?
Design and Technology Food– Healthy Savoury Dish (Burgers)

Chef/Cooks- Jamie Oliver (School Dinners) and Nadiya Hussain

Construction- Wooden Bird Box Mechanics Funfair Ride (KNEX)

Engineer- Frederick Savage

Year 5/6

Cycle B

Big Question WHAT LIES ABOVE OUR HEADS AND BENEATH OUR FEET? WHAT IS WONDERFUL ABOUT WHERE WE LIVE? ARE THERE ANY DISCOVERIES STILL TO BE MADE?
Design and Technology Materials/Mechanics/Electrical Systems– Make Space Buggy with mechanical parts

Monika Oliphant- Solar Power Pioneer

Food– Savoury Scones and Chutney

Chef- Emily Watkins

Textiles– Sewing- Customised letters of name

 

 

You can see when the National Curriculum objectives are taught below:

You can see our skills progression grid here: