St Josephs Catholic Primary School

Design and Technology

Aims of the National Curriculum

The National Curriculum for design and
technology aims to ensure that all pupils:

Develop the creative, technical and practical
expertise needed to perform everyday tasks confidently and to participate
successfully in an increasingly technological world.

Build and design a repertoire of knowledge,
understanding and skills in order to design and make high-quality prototypes
and products for a wide range of users.

Critique, evaluate and test their ideas and
products and the work of others.

Understand and apply the principles of
nutrition and learn to cook.

 

Autumn 1

Autumn 2

Spring 1

Spring 2

Summer 1

Summer 2

Year One

Who Am I?

Linking body parts using
split pins

Creating a skeleton using
different materials

 

Celebrations

Christmas
Decorations

Making
a dreidel

 

Polar
regions

Create
Arctic animals

 

Treasure islands

Creating shelters using various
materials

 

Safari

Making
mini-beasts by selecting different materials

 

Holidays

Design
and decorate ‘suitcases’

 

 

Year Two

Cooking- how materials change & hygiene. Different foods
and their health benefits.

Designing a healthy meal. Food
groups.

 Self-portraits using vegetables 7 fruit.

Junk modelling using recycled
rubbish. Properties as materials.

Design a fantasy character.

Designing a presentation.

Design own garden/ inventing plant.

Designing rockets/kites &
considering how it will move. Designing a badge that represents themselves.

Year Three

Design and create a Stone Age Artefact

 

Designing, creating and evaluating a
mirror.

Design, create and evaluate a
healthy meal.

Art – Create a portrait using fruit
and vegetables.

Design a pollinator friendly garden helping to understand seasonality.

 

Design, create and evaluate an
Anglo-Saxon artefact.

Design, create and evaluate their
own magnet.

 

 

Year Four

Build a model of Egyptian shaduf.

Design and create a pop -up out Christmas card

To design a Victorian toy
Thaumatrope

(Optical illusions)

Design and create a print on a t-shirt

Design and create a container.

Write a recipe and prepare a healthy smoothie

Year Five

Design and sculpt own clay pottery inspired by Ancient Greece,

Maths investigation – design own
bedroom.

Sewing inspired by Tudor clothing.

Create Viking style ships and armour.

Weaving dream catchers inspired by
stories from another culture.

 

Mosaics inspired by other religions

 

 

 

 

Year Six

Design a WW2 bomb shelter/ plane

Cooking

Mosaic

Cooking

Build a car

Mayan clay art

Sewing