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Langar Church of England Primary School

Design and Technology

Breadth of Study

Skills

Designing

Work within a range of contexts e.g. story- based, playgrounds. 

State what products they are designing and making. 

Say whether their products are for themselves or other users. 

Describe what their products are for.

Use existing knowledge to generate their own original designs.

Begin to develop and communicate ideas by talking and drawing

Making

Plans by suggesting what to do next. 

Selects from a range of tools, materials and components.

Follows procedures for safety and hygiene. 

Uses a range of materials, components, construction kits, textiles, food ingredients and mechanical products. 

Measures, marks out, shapes and cuts most materials.

Evaluating

Talk about their design ideas and what they are making.

Talk about how to make their products better.

Explore what products are, what they are made from, who they are for, how they are used, where they are from. 

Talk about likes and dislikes of existing products.

Technical Skills

Pupils recognise a range of technology is used in places such as homes and schools. 

They select and use technology for particular purposes. 

They know how to operate simple equipment and show an interest in toys with buttons, flaps and simple mechanisms and operate them successfully.

Pupils understand the simple working characteristics of materials and components. 

Know about the movement of simple mechanisms such as levers, sliders, wheels and axles. 

Recognise that food ingredients should be combined according to their sensory characteristics.

Begin to use the correct technical vocabulary for projects.

Cooking and Nutrition

Recognise that food comes from plants or animals. 

Food is farmed, grown elsewhere or caught.

Name and sort foods into the five groups in ‘The Eatwell Plate.’

Begin to recognise that everyone should eat at least five portions of fruit and vegetables every day. 

Prepare some simple dishes. 

Use techniques e.g. cutting, peeling and grating

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