National Curriculum

Design and Technology

National Curriculum of England 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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          Hands-On Education's approach to the National Curriculum is centred around the idea that children learn best when they are having fun. This is why they have designed their framework to cover as many parts of the curriculum as possible through interactive and enjoyable activities, lessons, and worksheets. They have fully mapped out the curriculum for each year group to ensure that their online educational activities align with the national curriculum of England. This makes it easier for parents and teachers to use it as a separate reference guide to ensure that children are on track with their learning.

          Below is a list of year groups and their corresponding curriculum guides:

          • Year 1: Covers the basics of English, Mathematics, Science, Design and Technology, History, Geography, Art and Design, Music, and Physical Education
          • Year 2: Builds on the foundation of Year 1, with an increased focus on developing reading, writing, and mathematics skills
          • Year 3: Introduces new subjects like Computing, Languages, and Religious Education, in addition to continuing to build on the foundations of English, Mathematics, Science, History, and Geography
          • Year 4: Further develops skills in English, Mathematics, Science, Computing, History, and Geography, and introduces new subjects like Design and Technology, Art and Design, and Music
          • Year 5: Focuses on developing problem-solving skills, critical thinking, and independent learning, with a continued emphasis on English, Mathematics, Science, History, and Geography, as well as Languages, Religious Education, Art and Design, and Music
          • Year 6: Prepares children for secondary school, with a focus on increasing independence, responsibility, and self-awareness, while continuing to develop skills in English, Mathematics, Science, Computing, History, and Geography, and introducing new subjects like Citizenship and Physical Education.

          Overall, Hands-On Education's approach to the National Curriculum is designed to ensure that children are engaged and motivated while learning, with a focus on developing key skills and knowledge across all subject areas.

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