Design and Technology

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Design and Technology

At Starbank we present Design and Technology as an inspiring, rigorous and practical subject, where pupils are encouraged to continuously search for answers by being creative and imaginative. We enable pupils to design and make products, which solve real and relevant problems, within a variety of contexts. 

Through offering a challenging and engaging Design and Technology curriculum, we will allow pupils to build on key skills across each year group.  We aim to, wherever possible, link work to other subjects such as mathematics, science, computing and art.  This will be delivered by knowledgeable and highly motivated teachers, who support all children to become innovators and risk-takers.

Spanish Curriculum Map

Year 1

Autumn 1
Cooking and nutrition
Children will learn about fruit and vegetables and then make their own dish.
Autumn 2
Mechanisms
Children will design and create a toy that uses a slider or lever.

Year 2

Autumn 2
Mechanisms
Children will learn about rotation and build upon their knowledge of movement to create a vehicle.
Spring 1
Structures
Children will make a textile product that combines different materials.

Year 3

Autumn 2
Cooking and nutrition
Children will create a savoury product that is healthy and nutritious.
Spring 1
Structures
Children will learn about and create their own structure (bridge etc) that solves a given problem

Year 4

Autumn 2
Mechanisms
Children will develop more complex sliders and levers in this unit to create an interactive book
Spring 1
Structures
Children will learn how to go from a 2D design to a 3D model by combining different panels of materials to create a container.

Year 5

Autumn 1
Mechanisms and structures
Children will combine many of the skills taught so far to create a cam mechanism-based toy.
Summer 2
Cooking and nutrition
Children will learn about another culture and then adapt a recipe to change the taste, texture and nutritional value.

Year 6

Summer 2
Structures
Children will design and make a bird house using measuring, cutting and joining skills.