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Year 2

Knowledge, Skills and Understanding breakdown for

Design and Technology

 

Year 2

 

Developing, planning and

Working with tools, equipment,

Evaluating processes and products

 

materials and components to make

 

communicating ideas

 

 

quality products

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

•  Can they think of ideas and plan what

•  Can they join things (materials/

•  Can they explain what went well with

 

to do next?

components) together in different

their work?

 

•  Can they choose the best tools and

ways?

•  If they did it again, can they explain

 

materials? Can they give a reason

 

what they would improve?

 

why these are best?

 

 

 

•  Can they describe their design by

 

 

 

using pictures, diagrams, models and

 

 

 

words?

 

 

 

Breadth of study

 

 

Cooking and nutrition

Textiles

Mechanisms

Use of materials

Can they describe

Can they measure

•  Can they join

Can they measure

 

the properties of the

 

textile?

materials together

 

materials to use in a

 

ingredients they are

Can they join textiles

as part of a moving

 

model or structure?

 

using?

 

together to make

product?

Can they join

Can they explain

 

something?

•  Can they add some

 

material in different

 

what it means to be

Can they cut

kind of design to

 

ways?

 

hygienic?

 

textiles?

their product?

•  Can they use joining,

Are they hygienic in

Can they explain

 

 

folding or rolling to

 

the kitchen?

 

why they chose a

 

 

make it stronger?

 

 

 

certain textile?

 

 

 

Construction

 

  • Can they make sensible choices as to which material to use for their constructions?

 

  • Can they develop their own ideas from initial starting points?

 

  • Can they incorporate some type of movement into models?

 

  • Can they consider how to improve their construction?
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