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Langar Church of England Primary School

Design and Technology

Breadth of Study



Work confidently with a range of contexts e.g. imaginary, local community, industry and wider environment. 

State what products they are designing and making. 

Say whether their products are for themselves or other users. 

Describe what their products are for.

Say how their products will work and how they’re suitable for intended users. 

Use simple design criteria to help develop their ideas.

Generate ideas by drawing on their own experiences. 

Use knowledge of existing products to help come up with ideas. 

Develop and communicate ideas by talking and drawing. 

Model ideas by exploring materials, components, constructions kits and by making templates and mockups.

 Use information and communication technology, where appropriate, to develop and communicate their ideas.


Plans by suggesting what to do next. 

Selects from a range of tools, materials and components according to their characteristics. 

Explains their choices.

Follows procedures for safety and hygiene. 

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

Measures, marks out, cuts and shapes a range of materials and components. 

Assembles, joins and combines materials and components. 

Begins to use finishing techniques, including those from art and design sessions


Talk about their design ideas and what they are making.

Make simple judgements about their products and ideas against design criteria.

Talk and write about how to make their products better. 

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

Talk about likes and dislikes of existing products. 

Give reasons

Technical Skills

Pupils understand the working characteristics of materials and components. 

They 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.

Understand how freestanding structures can be made stronger, stiffer and more stable. 

Recognise that 3D textiles products can be assembled from two identical fabric shapes.

Use the correct technical vocabulary for projects.

Cooking and Nutrition

Know that food comes from plants or animals. 

Food is farmed, grown elsewhere (e.g home), imported 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. 

Know how to prepare simples dishes safely and hygienically, without using a heat source. 

Prepare a range of simple dishes. 

Use techniques e.g. cutting, chopping, peeling and grating.