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Langar Church of England Primary School

Design and Technology

Breadth of Study



Work within different contexts such as story- based, home, school, playground. 

Generate ideas from existing examples.

Begin to talk about their designs.


Shows some planning skills by suggesting what to do next.

Begins to follow safety procedures. 

Selects from a range of materials and components.


Begin to talk about their design ideas and what they are making. 

Think about how to make their products better. 

Begin to explore what products are, who they are for, how they are used, where they are from

Technical Skills

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

Select and use technology for particular purposes. 

Show an interest in toys with buttons and mechanisms. 

Begin to know about the simple working characteristics of materials and components. 

Begin to understand the movement of simple mechanisms such as levers, sliders and wheels. 

Know that food ingredients should be combined according to their sensory characteristics

Cooking and Nutrition

Begin to recognise that food comes from plants or animals. 

Food is farmed, grown elsewhere or caught.

Begin to 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.

Start to prepare simple dishes. 

Use techniques e.g. cutting and peeling