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At Holy Family, we encourage children to develop creative, technical and imaginative thinking in order to confidently participate in an increasingly technological world. We aim to equip them with the necessary knowledge and skills to design and make prototypes and products for a wide range of users, whilst fostering enjoyment, satisfaction and purpose in the process. We ensure that the children understand and apply the principles of nutrition and are given opportunities to learn how to cook, whilst following safe procedures and selecting appropriate tools and techniques when making a product. We aspire for them to develop the ability to critique, evaluate and test their ideas and products, as well as the work of others.

 

Autumn

Spring

Summer

Year 1

Mechanisms (Cards/fairy tales)

Sliders and levers

Structures (Fairy tales)

Freestanding structures

Textiles (puppets using glue to join)

Templates and joining techniques

Food

Preparing fruit and vegetables based on seasonality

(including cooking and nutrition requirements KS1)

Year 2

Mechanisms (Fire of London vehicles)

Wheels and axles

Food (Royal tea party)

Preparing variety of different types of buffet lunch for a party

(including cooking and nutrition requirements KS1)

Textiles (Sewn insects-science) sewing, sticking in different ways)

Templates and joining techniques

Year 3

Structures  (Japanese gardens and linked to all around the world day)

Outdoor learning/Landscape

 

Food (Linked to All around the world day)

Healthy and varied diet

(including cooking and nutrition requirements KS2)

Textiles (gift box, money box)

Design, function and purpose of a variety of packaging looking at 2d shapes to 3d shape product

Year 4

Electrical Systems (Light up Christmas display/card)

Simple circuits and switches

(including programming and controlling)

Mechanical Systems (Pop up Easter cards)

Levers and linkages

Food (Sushi)

Healthy and varied diet

(including cooking and nutrition requirements KS2)

Year 5

Textiles (Victorian Christmas decorations/crackers)

Combine different fabric shapes, variety of joining techniques

Structures (WW1 trenches-wood work)

Frame structures

Food (Greek food)

Celebrating culture and seasonality

(including cooking and nutrition requirements KS2)

Year 6

Textiles (Teddy bears)

Combine different fabric shapes (including computer-aided design)

Food (Chinese food: stir fry/noodles/sauces)

Celebrating culture and seasonality

(including cooking and nutrition requirements KS2)

Mechanical Systems (transporting sand-controllable vehicles)

Pulleys or gears

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