Our Curriculum – Design Technology

This table details what will be taught and when, though since children develop at different speeds, some will be more proficient than others against these YEAR-END expectations for learning in Design Technology.                                                                  Back to our Curriculum Wheel –>

 

Developing, planning and communicating ideas Working with tools, equipment, materials & components Evaluating processes & products
Year 1 Year 1 Year 1
1. Can they think of some ideas of their own? 2. Can they explain what they want to do? 3. Can they use pictures and words to plan? 4. Can they explain what they are making? 5. Which tools are they using? 6. Can they describe how something works? 7. Can they talk about their own work and things that other people have done?
Developing, planning and communicating ideas Working with tools, equipment, materials & components Evaluating processes & products
Year 2 Year 2 Year 2
1. Can they think of ideas and plan what to do next? 2. Can they choose the best tools and materials? Can they give a reason why these are best? 3. Can they describe their design by using pictures, diagrams, models and words? 4. Can they join things (materials/ components) together in different ways? 5. What went well with their work? 6. If they did it again, what would they want to improve?
Developing, planning and communicating ideas Working with tools, equipment, materials & components Evaluating processes & products
Year 3 Year 3 Year 3
1. Can they show that their design meets a range of requirements? 2. Can they put together a step-by-step plan which shows the order and also what equipment and tools they need? 3. Can they describe their design using an accurately labelled sketch and words? 4. How realistic is their plan? 5. Can they use equipment and tools accurately? 6. What did they change which made their design even better?
Developing, planning and communicating ideas Working with tools, equipment, materials & components Evaluating processes & products
Year 4 Year 4 Year 4
1. Can they come up with at least one idea about how to create their product? 2. Do they take account of the ideas of others when designing? 3. Can they produce a plan and explain it to others? 4. Can they suggest some improvements and say what was good and not so good about their original design? 5. Can they tell if their finished product is going to be good quality? 6. Are they conscience of the need to produce something that will be liked by others? 7. Can they show a good level of expertise when using a range of tools and equipment? 8. Have they thought of how they will check if their design is successful? 9. Can they begin to explain how they can improve their original design? 10. Can they evaluate their product, thinking of both appearance and the way it works?
Developing, planning and communicating ideas Working with tools, equipment, materials & components Evaluating processes & products
Year 5 Year 5 Year 5
1. Can they come up with a range of ideas after they have collected information? 2. Do they take a user’s view into account when designing? 3. Can they produce a detailed step-by-step plan? 4. Can they suggest some alternative plans and say what the good points and drawbacks are about each? 5. Can they explain why their finished product is going to be of good quality? 6. Can they explain how their product will appeal to the audience? 7. Can they use a range of tools and equipment expertly? 8. Do they keep checking that their design is the best it can be? 9. Do they check whether anything could be improved? 10. Can they evaluate appearance and function against the original criteria?
Developing, planning and communicating ideas Working with tools, equipment, materials & components Evaluating processes & products
Year 6 Year 6 Year 6
1. Can they use a range of information to inform their design? 2. Can they use market research to inform plans? 3. Can they work within constraints? 4. Can they follow and refine their plan if necessary? 5. Can they justify their plan to someone else? 6. Do they consider culture and society in their designs? 7. Can they use tools and materials precisely? 8. Do they change the way they are working if needed? 9. How well do they test and evaluate their final product? 10. Is it fit for purpose? 11. What would improve it? 12. Would different resources have improved their product? 13. Would they need more or different information to make it even better?