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Progression in Design and Technology

Progression in ART

knowledge, concepts & skills

Year 1

Year 2

Year 3

Year 4

Year 5

Year 6

 

 

 

 

Designing

 

concepts

 

(design technology data  evaluate functionality innovation)

 

use own ideas to design something and describe how their own idea works

 

design a product which moves

 

explain to someone else how they want to make their product and make a simple plan before making

think of an idea and plan what to do next

explain why they have chosen specific textiles

prove that a design meets a set criteria

 

design a product and make sure that it looks attractive

 

choose a material for both its suitability and its appearance

use ideas from other people

when designing

 

produce a plan and explain it

 

persevere and adapt work when original ideas do not work

 

communicate ideas in a range of ways, including by sketches and drawings which are annotated

 

come up with a range of ideas after collecting information from different sources

 

produce a detailed, step-by-step plan

 

explain how a product will appeal to a specific audience

 

design a product that requires pulleys or gears

use market research to inform plans and ideas

 

follow and refine original plans

justify planning in a convincing way

 

show that culture and society is considered in plans and designs

 

 

 

Making

 

concepts

 

 

  (technology evaluate functionality innovation)

 

use own ideas to make something

make a product which moves

choose appropriate resources and tools

choose tools and materials and explain why they have chosen them

 

join materials and components in different ways

 

measure materials to use in a model or structure

follow a step-by-step plan, choosing the right equipment and materials

select the most appropriate tools and techniques for a given task

 

make a product which uses both electrical and mechanical components

 

work accurately to measure, make cuts and make holes

know which tools to use for a particular task and show knowledge of handling the tool

 

know which material is likely to give the best outcome

 

measure accurately

use a range of tools and equipment competently

make a prototype before making a final version

 

make a product that relies on pulleys or gears

know which tool to use for a specific practical task

know how to use any tool correctly and safely

 

know what each tool is used for

explain why a specific tool is best for a specific action

 

 

 

Technical Knowledge

 

concepts

 

(design technology  evaluate functionality innovation)

 

make their own model stronger

make a model stronger and more stable

use wheels and axles, when appropriate to do so

know how to strengthen a product by stiffening a given part or reinforce a part of the structure

 

use a simple IT program within the design

links scientific knowledge by using lights, switches or buzzers

 

use electrical systems to enhance the quality of the product

 

use IT, where appropriate, to add to the quality of the product

 

links scientific knowledge to design by using pulleys or gears

 

use a more complex IT program to help enhance the quality of the product produced

use electrical systems correctly and accurately to enhance a given product

 

know which IT product would further enhance a specific product

 

use knowledge to improve a made product by strengthening, stiffening or reinforcing

 

 

 

 

Food Technology

 

concepts

 

(design  nutrition technology evaluate functionality)

 

cut food safely

weigh ingredients to use in a recipe

 

describe the ingredients used when making a dish or cake

describe how food ingredients come together

 

weigh out ingredients and follow a given recipe to create a dish

 

talk about which food is healthy and which food is not

 

know when food is ready for harvesting

know how to be both hygienic and safe when using food

 

bring a creative element to the food product being designed

be both hygienic and safe in the kitchen

 

know how to prepare a meal by collecting the ingredients in the first place

 

know which season various foods are available for harvesting

explain how food ingredients should be stored and give reasons

work within a budget to create a meal

 

understand the difference between a savoury and sweet dish

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