Design & Technology - Year 5

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The subject of Design and Technology is considered a foundation subject. This means that parents and teachers are given four years to cover it as they see fit. The core subjects: Maths, Science and to a lesser extent English, are given individual guidance for each year. Below you will find all of our topics covering Design and Technology within our Year 5 activities.

All of our year groups cover the complete curriculum with the exception of Maths, English, Computing and Language. Currently, Maths and English are being developed through new activities as well as integrated into existing ones. Aspects of P.E, such as swimming are also not covered.

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Our Year 5 activities are expected to launch mid 2024. The table below will then populate.

Design & Technology

National Curriculum Standard Hands-On Education Activity
DT2/1.1a 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

DT2/1.1b generate, develop, model and communicate their ideas through discussion, annotated sketches, cross-sectional and exploded diagrams, prototypes, pattern pieces and computer-aided design

DT2/1.2a select from and use a wider range of tools and equipment to perform practical tasks accurately

DT2/1.2b 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

DT2/1.3a investigate and analyse a range of existing products

DT2/1.3b evaluate their ideas and products against their own design criteria and consider the views of others to improve their work

DT2/1.3c understand how key events and individuals in design and technology have helped shape the world

DT2/1.4a apply their understanding of how to strengthen, stiffen and reinforce more complex structures

DT2/1.4b understand and use mechanical systems in their products

DT2/1.4c understand and use electrical systems in their products

DT2/1.4d apply their understanding of computing to programme, monitor and control their products

DT2/2.1a understand and apply the principles of a healthy and varied diet

DT2/2.1b cook a repertoire of predominantly savoury dishes so that they are able to feed themselves and others a healthy and varied diet

DT2/2.1c become competent in a range of cooking techniques [for example, selecting and preparing ingredients; using utensils and electrical equipment; applying heat in different ways; using awareness of taste, texture and smell to decide how to season dishes and combine ingredients; adapting and using their own recipes]

DT2/2.1c understand the source, seasonality and characteristics of a broad range of ingredients

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