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Year 1

Knowledge, Skills and Understanding breakdown for

Design and Technology

 

Year 1

 

Developing, planning and

 

Working with tools, equipment,

Evaluating processes and products

 

communicating ideas

materials and components to make

 

 

 

 

 

quality products

 

 

•  Can they think of some ideas of their

Can they explain what they are

•  Can they describe how something

 

own?

 

 

making?

works?

 

•  Can they explain what they want to

 

 

Can they explain which tools are

•  Can they talk about their own work

 

do?

 

 

they using?

and things that other people have

 

•  Can they use pictures and words to

 

 

 

 

done?

 

plan?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Breadth of study

 

Cooking and nutrition

Textiles

Mechanisms

Use of materials

Construction

•  Can they cut food

•  Can they describe

•  Can they make a

•  Can they make a

•  Can they talk with

safely?

how different

 

product which

structure/model

 

others about how

•  Can they describe

textiles feel?

 

moves?

using different

 

they want to

the texture of

•  Can they make a

Can they cut

materials?

 

construct their

foods?

product from

 

materials using

•  Is their work tidy?

 

product?

•  Do they wash their

textiles by gluing?

 

scissors?

•  Can they make

Can they select

hands and make

 

Can they describe

their model

 

appropriate

sure that surfaces

 

 

the materials using

stronger if it needs

 

resources and tools

are clean?

 

 

different words?

to be?

 

for their building

•  Can they think of

 

•  Can they say why

 

 

projects?

interesting ways of

 

 

they have chosen

 

Can they make

decorating food

 

 

moving parts?

 

 

simple plans before

they have made,

 

 

 

 

 

making objects,

eg, cakes?

 

 

 

 

 

e.g. drawings,

 

 

 

 

 

 

arranging pieces of

 

 

 

 

 

 

construction before

 

 

 

 

 

 

building?

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