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Design and Technology

At Lowedges Junior Academy, we value Design and Technology as an important part of the children’s entitlement to a broad and balanced curriculum. Design and Technology is taught through a variety of creative and practical activities and pupils are taught the knowledge, understanding, skills and vocabulary needed to engage in an iterative process of designing and making.

Design and Technology helps prepare children for the developing world. The subject encourages children to become creative problem solvers, both as individuals and as part of a team. It helps all children to become discriminating and informed consumers and potential innovators. Additionally, it assists children in developing a greater awareness and understanding of how everyday products are designed and made. Pupils learn how to take risks, becoming resourceful, innovative, enterprising and capable citizens.

At Lowedges Junior Academy, we follow the ‘Design, Make, Evaluate’ approach to the teaching of DT. We apply technical knowledge, looking at how to make products work and looking at how to make them better, by doing things such as strengthening, stiffening and reinforcing. We look at where food comes from, the preparation of food, cooking and nutrition.   

                                                                            

The ACET Long Term planning for Design and Technology outlines what each year group will study and the enquiries they complete.    

The ACET Design and Technology skills grid is a guidance on the skills that will be taught in each year group to ensure that children leave all ACET primaries prepared for KS3.

Please click here for the ACET Design and Technology skills grid 

The ACET Design and Technology vocabulary document outlines key terminology used in KS1 and KS2.

Please click here for the ACET Design and Technology Vocabulary lists 

Units of Work

Year 1 Year 2

Download this file (Y1 DT - Food Preparing Fruit and Vegetables.pdf)Y1 DT - Food Preparing Fruit and Vegetables.pdf

Download this file (Y1 DT - Freestanding Structures.pdf)Y1 DT - Freestanding Structures.pdf

Download this file (Y1 DT - Mechanisms Sliders and Levers.pdf)Y1 DT - Mechanisms Sliders and Levers.pdf

Download this file (Y2 Food Preparing Fruit and Vegetables.pdf)Y2 Food Preparing Fruit and Vegetables.pdf

Download this file (Y2 Mechanisms Wheels and Axles.pdf)Y2 Mechanisms Wheels and Axles.pdf

Download this file (Y2 Textiles Templates and Joining Techniques.pdf)Y2 Textiles Templates and Joining Techniques.pdf

Year 3 Year 4

Download this file (Y3  Food Healthy and varied diet.pdf)Y3 Food Healthy and varied diet.pdf

Download this file (Y3 Mechanical Systems Levers and Linkages.pdf)Y3 Mechanical Systems Levers and Linkages.pdf

Download this file (Y3 Shell Structures.pdf)Y3 Shell Structures.pdf

Download this file (Y4 Food Healthy and varied diet.pdf)Y4 Food Healthy and varied diet.pdf

Download this file (Y4 Electrical Systems - Simple circuits and switches.pdf)Y4 Electrical Systems - Simple circuits and switches.pdf

Download this file (Y4 Textiles 2D shape  to 3D product.pdf)Y4 Textiles 2D shape to 3D product.pdf

Year 5 Year 6

Download this file (Y5 Food - Celebrating culture and seasonality.pdf)Y5 Food - Celebrating culture and seasonality.pdf

Download this file (Y5 Mechanical Systems Pulleys or Gears.pdf)Y5 Mechanical Systems Pulleys or Gears.pdf

Download this file (Y5 Textiles Combining different fabric shapes.pdf)Y5 Textiles Combining different fabric shapes.pdf

Download this file (Y6 Food - Celebrating culture and seasonality.pdf)Y6 Food - Celebrating culture and seasonality.pdf

Download this file (Y6 Electrical Systems - More complex switches and circuits.pdf)Y6 Electrical Systems - More complex switches and circuits.pdf

Download this file (Y6 Structures Frame Structures.pdf)Y6 Structures Frame Structures.pdf

 

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