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Design and Technology at Northern

Northern Primary School

 

Design and Technology Curriculum Overview

 

Year Group

Autumn 1

Autumn 2

Spring 1

Spring 2

Summer 1

Summer 2

1

 

Mechanisms

Pop up and simple levers – card.

Food

Preparing and combining foods.

 

Structure

Stability and strength.

 

2

 

 

Mechanisms

Wheels and axles.

Food

The eatwell plate.

Textiles

Sewing skills e.g. puppet, coat.

 

3

 

Food

Simple dish – the eatwell plate.

 

Mechanisms

Levers and linkages – pop up story books.

 

Structure

Photo frame strengthening.

4

ICT and electrical systems

Systems control and electrical components.

 

 

Textiles

Seams, strengthening and fastening.

 

Food

Simple savoury – food and cooking techniques.

5

 

Food

From other cultures

 

Mechanisms

Cams, pulleys and gears

3D Textiles

Joining and combining fabrics.

 

6

 

Food

The eatwell plate and famous chefs

 

 

All Areas Project – Structures, mechanisms and electrical systems.

Applying skills and knowledge

Whole School

 

DT Christmas Week

Structures and mechanisms

 

 

 

Healthy Eating Week

Designing, making and evaluating – food project.

 

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                  NB: Any topics taught during themed week could cover a particular area for the year.

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