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Design & Technology

At Cannon Lane Primary School we are dedicated to offering children opportunities to develop important life skills through the teaching of Design & Technology. Throughout their time at CLPS, children develop technical skills and knowledge about food technology, textile design, structures and how mechanisms work. In addition, children develop transferable skills, including perseverance & resilience, analytical thinking, problem solving and communication skills. Units of work make cross-curricular links to maths, science, history and ICT.

 

AIMS

 

At Cannon Lane we aim to:

  1. Provide all children with an education in design and technology that is stimulating, enriching and inspiring.
  2. Foster creativity, analytical & critical thinking and develop technical competence which will equip pupils with essential life skills.
  3. Ensure that all pupils can confidently risk assess a situation and follow food hygiene and safety procedures when using equipment.
  4. Encourage inquisitive thinking and research skills to better understand the importance and impact of design and technology on the wider world.

Design & Technology Curriculum Overview

Year Group

Key Learning

Reception

Structures: Exploring different materials

 

Food Technology: Food hygiene

 

Year 1

Structures: Building hibernation caves

 

Food Technology: Fruits and vegetables

 

Mechanisms: Moving pictures using sliders and levers

 

Year 2

Textiles: Investigating materials and sewing

 

Mechanisms: Wind-up toys

 

Food Technology: Healthy diets

 

Year 3

Textiles: Exploring weaving

 

Food Technology: Investigating food trends

 

Mechanisms: Moving creatures using pneumatic systems

 

Year 4

Structures: Long boat design

 

Textiles: Money containers

 

Food Technology: Food processes and ingredient combinations

 

Year 5

Textiles: Talking pictures

 

Food Technology: Baking

 

Mechanisms: How catapults work

 

Year 6

Food Technology: WWII rationing recipes

 

Structures: Anderson shelters

 

Textiles: Mayan masks

 

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