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Mayville Primary School

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Design & Technology 

 

Design and technology is an inspiring, rigorous and practical subject. Using creativity and imagination, pupils design and make products that solve real and relevant problems within a variety of contexts, considering their own and others’ needs, wants and values. They acquire a broad range of subject knowledge and draw on disciplines such as mathematics, science, engineering, computing and art. Pupils learn how to take risks, becoming resourceful, innovative, enterprising and capable citizens. Through the evaluation of past and present design and technology, they develop a critical understanding of its impact on daily life and the wider world. High-quality design and technology education makes an essential contribution to the creativity, culture, wealth and well-being of the nation.

 

   I Can Statements

Year One and Two

  • I can describe in some detail how things are made
  • I can describe the product (basic features)
  • I can describe what something is for and what it has to do
  • I can record my ideas using drawing with labels
  • I can record my ideas using writing
  • I can record my ideas using ICT
  • I can join materials together (using simple joining techniques)
  • I can use different (simple) tools safely and carefully
  • I can say at least one thing that would make something better (to improve a product)

 

Year Three and Four

  • I can research, including using ICT to get ideas for my designs.
  • I can explain how or why my design fits with the needs of people or places.
  • I can record my ideas using labelled diagrams.
  • I can record my ideas using plans.
  • I can record my ideas using writing.
  • I can record my ideas using ICT.
  • I can match the materials I need to the task I am doing.
  • I can measure, mark, cut and assemble (fix together) components (parts) accurately and safely.
  • I can evaluate my product against the original design specification, and I can suggest how I might improve it or change it.

 

Year Five and Six

  • I can research, including using ICT to find other peoples’ designs that are in use, to adapt for my own design.
  • I can explain how or why someone else’s design fits with the needs of people or places.
  • I can design a range of different designs and choose the most appropriate (best).
  • I can explain why I have made my choice.
  • I can think about the time I have to make my product and make sure I use the time wisely to finish it.
  • I can show that I have thought about materials and cost.
  • I can record my ideas using annotated diagrams.
  • I can record my ideas using plans.
  • I can record my ideas using writing.
  • I can record my ideas using ICT.
  • I can confidently match the materials I need to the task I am doing.
  • I can measure, mark, cut and assemble (fix together) components (parts) accurately and safely.
  • I can trial my own ideas and update them or develop them as they are being made (if appropriate)
  • I can evaluate my product against the original design specification, and I can suggest how I might improve it or change it.
  • I can compare the effectiveness of products with those of other designers and make up a fair test (if appropriate).