Design Technology


 

 

Design and Technology at Iqra 
At Iqra pupils are taught Design and Technology so that they learn how to combine practical skills with an understanding of aesthetic, social and environmental issues, as well as functions and industrial practices.

We aim to ensure that every child has the opportunity to:

  • Create record and evaluate their original designs.
  • Develop imaginative thinking so that they can talk about what they like and dislike when investigating and evaluating their own designs and of others.
  • Use appropriate vocabulary to convey their ideas about how things work.
  • Develop and practice specific skills and knowledge
  • Apply and relate their skills across the curriculum
  • Develop an understanding of the way things work for their intended purpose.

Encourage the selection of appropriate tools and techniques for making a product, whilst following safe procedures.

 

Design and Technology  Curriculum KS1

When designing and making, pupils should be taught to:
§DESIGN:§ Design purposeful, functional, appealing products for themselves and other users based on design criteria § Generate, develop, model and communicate their ideas through talking, drawing, templates, mock-ups and, where appropriate, information and communication technology
§MAKE:§ Select from and use a range of tools and equipment to perform practical tasks [for example, cutting, shaping, joining and finishing] § Select from and use a wide range of materials and components, including construction materials, textiles and ingredients, according to their characteristics
§EVALUATE:§ Explore and evaluate a range of existing products § Evaluate their ideas and products against design criteria
§TECHNICAL KNOWLEDGE:§ Build structures, exploring how they can be made stronger, stiffer and more stable § Explore and use mechanisms [for example, levers, sliders, wheels and axles], in their products.

Year Group

Autumn 1

Autumn 2

Spring 1

Spring 2

Summer 1

Summer 2

Year 1

Design a vehicle

 

Design a game cover with new character using ICT

Look at British artist Phillip Taaffe and his inspiration from Islamic art

 

Year 2

 

Diorama of African/city scene

 

Comic book style map with 3d features of Slough

 

Food Technology- What is picnic food?

Design and Technology  Curriculum KS2

When designing and making, pupils should be taught to:
§ Design§Use research and develop design criteria to inform the design of innovative, functional, appealing products that are fit for purpose, aimed at particular individuals or groups § Generate, develop, model and communicate their ideas through discussion, annotated sketches, cross-sectional and exploded diagrams, prototypes, pattern pieces and computer-aided design
§Make§Select from and use a wider range of tools and equipment to perform practical tasks [for example, cutting, shaping, joining and finishing], accurately § Select from and use a wider range of materials and components, including construction materials, textiles and ingredients, according to their functional properties and aesthetic qualities
§Evaluate§Investigate and analyse a range of existing products § Evaluate their ideas and products against their own design criteria and consider the views of others to improve their work § Understand how key events and individuals in design and technology have helped shape the world
§Technical knowledge§Apply their understanding of how to strengthen, stiffen and reinforce more complex structures § Understand and use mechanical systems in their products [for example, gears, pulleys, cams, levers and linkages] § Understand and use electrical systems in their products [for example, series circuits incorporating switches, bulbs, buzzers and motors] § apply their understanding of computing to program, monitor and control their products

Year Group

Autumn 1

Autumn 2

Spring 1

Spring 2

Summer 1

Summer 2

Year 3

Food Technology – making Mediterranean foods for a ‘Food Festival’

Volcano paper mache

 

Celtic Monastery model and Celtic knot stich work

 

Diorama of battle of Lewes- artist Peter Tool

Year 4

Making castles out of clay

 

Get Architecture workshop to build skyscraper with children

 

Roman mosaic tiles- create own pattern

Visit Black country Museum to see what children did in spare time- create own kites, ping pong catapults

Year 5

 

 

Create own clay armlets and amulets with hieroglyphics

Create own packaging in Andy Warhol style on boxes or tins

Create own cave using paper

 

Year 6

 

Construct coastal collage mixture of materials

 

Look at Islamic art in AD900 especially rise of Baghdad. Children create monochrome ceramics.