Design & Technology - Year 1

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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.

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Design & Technology

National Curriculum Standard Hands-On Education Activity
DT1/1.1a design purposeful, functional, appealing products for themselves and other users based on design criteria
DT1/1.1b generate, develop, model and communicate their ideas through talking, drawing, templates, mock-ups and, where appropriate, information and communication technology
DT1/1.2a select from and use a range of tools and equipment to perform practical tasks
DT1/1.2b select from and use a wide range of materials and components, including construction materials, textiles and ingredients, according to their characteristics
DT1/1.3a explore and evaluate a range of existing products
DT1/1.3b evaluate their ideas and products against design criteria
DT1/1.4a build structures, exploring how they can be made stronger, stiffer and more stable
DT1/1.4b explore and use mechanisms, in their products.
DT1/2.1a use the basic principles of a healthy and varied diet to prepare dishes
DT1/2.1b understand where food comes from

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