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Design Technology (DT)

Subject Overview

 

Autumn

Spring

Summer

EYFS

Mostly integrated through free flow learning based on the themes of All About Me (A1) and People Who Help Us (A2)

 

• Beginning to be interested in and describe the texture of things.

• Uses various construction materials.

• Beginning to construct, stacking blocks vertically and horizontally, making enclosures and creating spaces.

• Joins construction pieces together to build and balance.

• Realises tools can be used for a purpose.

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Mostly integrated through free flow learning based on the themes of All About Me (A1) and People Who Help Us (A2)

 

• Understands that different media can be combined to create new effects.

• Manipulates materials to achieve a planned effect.

• Constructs with a purpose in mind, using a variety of resources.

• Uses simple tools and techniques competently and appropriately.

• Selects appropriate resources and adapts work where necessary.

• Selects tools and techniques needed to shape, assemble and join materials they are using.  

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Mostly integrated through free flow learning based on the themes of All About Me (A1) and People Who Help Us (A2)

 

• Children safely use and explore a variety of materials, tools and techniques, experimenting with colour, design, texture, form and function.

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Y1

Mostly integrated through the theme of Seaside 
 



Food Tech:

• Cut, peel or grate ingredients safely and hygienically.
(Fruit Kebabs)

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Autumn 2:

Discrete Teaching:
Mechanics:

• Create products using levers, wheels and winding mechanisms.

(Christmas Card)

 

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Mostly integrated through the theme of The Great Fire of London


Materials:

• Demonstrate a range of joining techniques (such as gluing, hinges or combining materials to strengthen).

Construction

• Use materials to practise drilling, screwing, gluing and nailing materials to make and strengthen products.

(Making bridges)

Also create houses from Tudor times using cardboard boxes.


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Discrete Teaching:

Electrics and electronics

• Diagnose faults in battery operated devices (such as low battery, water damage or battery terminal damage)

 

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Mostly integrated through the theme of
Oceans and Continents


Materials:

• Demonstrate a range of cutting and shaping techniques (such as tearing, cutting, folding and curling).

• Cut materials safely using tools provided.

• Measure and mark out to the nearest centimetre.

(Africa Pop Up Card)

 

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Y2

Mostly integrated through the theme of Florence Nightingale


Autumn 1& 2:

 

Food Tech:

• Measure or weigh using measuring cups or electronic scales.

• Assemble or cook ingredients.

(Bread Making)

 

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Mostly integrated through the theme of The Coronation


Spring 1 & 2:

 Construction:

• Use materials to practise drilling, screwing, gluing and nailing materials to make and strengthen products.

Computing

• Model designs using software.

(Making a carriage)

 

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Mostly integrated through the theme of Islands


Summer 1 & 2
Textiles:

• Shape textiles using templates.

• Join textiles using running stitch.

• Colour and decorate textiles using a number of techniques (such as dyeing, adding sequins or printing).

(Puppets)

 

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Y3

Mostly integrated through the theme of Ancient Egyptians



Autumn 1 & 2:

Textiles:

• Understand the need for a seam allowance.

• Join textiles with appropriate stitching.

• Select the most appropriate techniques to decorate textiles.

(Egyptian Banners)

 

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Mostly integrated through the theme of  Binfield Local Study



Spring 1 & 2:

 Food Tech

• Prepare ingredients hygienically using appropriate utensils.

• Measure ingredients to the nearest gram accurately.

• Follow a recipe.

• Assemble or cook ingredients (controlling the temperature of the oven or hob, if cooking).

(Sandwiches)

 

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Mostly integrated through the theme of Stone Age to Iron Age



Summer 1 & 2:

Construction

• Choose suitable techniques to construct products or to repair items.

• Strengthen materials using suitable techniques.

(Making a roundhouse)

 

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Extra: Ufton Court Trip

Y4

Mostly integrated through the theme of The Romans


Autumn 1 & 2:

Construction:

• Choose suitable techniques to construct products or to repair items.

• Strengthen materials using suitable techniques.

(Bows and Arrows)

 

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Mostly integrated through the theme of Rainforests


Spring 1 & 2:

Materials

• Cut materials accurately and safely by selecting appropriate tools.

• Measure and mark out to the nearest millimetre.

• Apply appropriate cutting and shaping techniques that include cuts within the perimeter of the material (such as slots or cut outs).

• Select appropriate joining techniques.

(Making a Monsoon Proof Roof)

 

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Mostly integrated through the themes of Mayans and Extreme Earth


Summer 1 & 2:

Mechanics:

• Use scientific knowledge of the transference of forces to choose appropriate mechanisms for a product (such as levers, winding mechanisms, pulleys and gears).

Construction:

• Choose suitable techniques to construct products or to repair items.

• Strengthen materials using suitable techniques.

Electrics and electronics:

• Create series and parallel circuits

(Wind Turbines)

 

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Y5

Mostly integrated through the theme of Ancient Greece


Autumn 1 & 2:

Construction

Develop a range of practical skills to create products (such as cutting, drilling and screwing, nailing, gluing, filing and sanding).

(Create a Grecian cart)

 

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Taught discretely:
Child led  D &T with Dragons Den

Mostly integrated through the theme of Sustainability



Spring 1 & 2:

Computing:

• Write code to control and monitor models or products. (Use CAMS)

Electronics:

• Create circuits using electronics kits that employ a number of components (such as LEDs, resistors, transistors and chips).

Mechanics

• Convert rotary motion to linear using cams.

• Use innovative combinations of electronics (or computing) and mechanics in product designs.

(Make an electric car)

 

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Mostly integrated through the theme of The Vikings


Summer 1 & 2:

Textiles:

• Create objects (such as a cushion) that employ a seam allowance.

• Join textiles with a combination of stitching techniques (such as back stitch for seams and running stitch to attach decoration).

• Use the qualities of materials to create suitable visual and tactile effects in the decoration of textiles (such as a soft decoration for comfort on a cushion).

(Create part of the Bayeux Tapestry)

 

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Taught discretely:

Child led D &T with Dragons Den

Y6

Mostly integrated through the theme of  Changing World

Autumn 1 & 2:

Construction

Develop a range of practical skills to create products (such as cutting, drilling and screwing, nailing, gluing, filing and sanding).

(Homes of the Past)

 

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Taught discretely:
Child led D &T with Dragons Den

Mostly integrated through the theme of Crime and Punishment

Spring 1 & 2:

No DT

Mostly integrated through the theme of Rivers


Summer 1:
Materials

• Cut materials with precision and refine the finish with appropriate tools (such as sanding wood after cutting or a more precise scissor cut after roughly cutting out a shape).

• Show an understanding of the qualities of materials to choose appropriate tools to cut and shape (such as the nature of fabric may require sharper scissors than would be used to cut paper).

Electronics:

• Create circuits using electronics kits that employ a number of components (such as LEDs, resistors, transistors and chips).


(Making Electric Boats)

 

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Summer 2:
Food Tech

• Understand the importance of correct storage and handling of ingredients (using knowledge of micro-organisms).
• Measure accurately and calculate ratios of ingredients to scale up or down from a recipe.
• Demonstrate a range of baking and cooking techniques.
• Create and refine recipes, including ingredients, methods, cooking times and temperatures.
(River side picnic)

 

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Taught discretely:
Child led D&T with Dragons Den

 

 

This subject is co-ordinated by Simone Tissot.

 

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