Meriden C of E Primary School, Fillongley Road, Meriden CV7 7LW  

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Headteacher: Mrs Lucy Winkler

Meriden C of E Primary School

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D&T





Design and Technology in our school


Here is a link to the New National Curriculum for Design and Technology:

https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/239041/PRIMARY_national_curriculum_-_Design_and_technology.pdf

We have taken the requirements of the National Curriculum and split them up into these aspects:


KS1

KS2

Design

Design purposeful, functional, appealing products for themselves and other users based on design criteria.

 

Generate, develop, model and communicate their ideas through talking, drawing, templates, mock-ups and, where appropriate, information and communication technology.  

Use research and develop design criteria to inform the design of innovative, functional, appealing products that are fit for purpose, aimed at particular individuals or groups.

 

Generate, develop, model and communicate their ideas through discussion, annotated sketches, cross-sectional and exploded diagrams, prototypes, pattern pieces and computer-aided design.  

Make

Select from and use a range of tools and equipment to perform practical tasks [for example, cutting, shaping, joining and finishing].


Select from and use a wide range of materials and components, including construction materials, textiles and ingredients, according to their characteristics.

Select from and use a wider range of tools and equipment to perform practical tasks [for example, cutting, shaping, joining and finishing], accurately.


Select from and use a wider range of materials and components, including construction materials, textiles and ingredients, according to their functional

properties and aesthetic qualities.

Evaluate

Explore and evaluate a range of existing products.


Evaluate their ideas and products against design criteria.

Investigate and analyse a range of existing products.


Evaluate their ideas and products against their own design criteria and consider the views of others to improve their work.


Understand how key events and individuals in design and technology have helped shape the world.

Technical knowledge

Build structures, exploring how they can be made stronger, stiffer and more stable.


Explore and use mechanisms [for example, levers, sliders, wheels and axles], in their products.

Apply their understanding of how to strengthen, stiffen and reinforce more complex structures.


Understand and use mechanical systems in their products [for example, gears, pulleys, cams, levers and linkages].


Understand and use electrical systems in their products [for example, series circuits incorporating switches, bulbs, buzzers and motors].


Apply their understanding of computing to program, monitor and control their products.

Cooking and nutrition

Use the basic principles of a healthy and varied diet to prepare dishes.


Understand where food comes from.


Understand and apply the principles of a healthy and varied diet.


Prepare and cook a variety of predominantly savoury dishes using a range of cooking techniques.


Understand seasonality, and know where and how a variety of ingredients are grown, reared, caught and processed.

At Meriden we follow the Local Authority guidance for teaching Design and Technology. The Authority have detailed planning for teachers on how to deliver their designed booklets for pupils. The booklets ensure the skills we teach are built on each year and progress is made through the school.  You can find all of the planning and support given to teachers by following this link. https://extranet.solgrid.org.uk/teaching/curriculum/DT/default.aspx


We will post pictures of the summer term topics covered soon.