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Year 3

Knowledge, Skills and Understanding breakdown

for Design & Technology

 

Year 3

 

 

Developing, planning and

 

Working with tools, equipment,

 

 

 

 

materials and components to make

Evaluating processes and products

 

communicating ideas

 

 

 

quality products

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Can they show that their design meets a       Can they use equipment and tools

 

•   Can they explain what they changed

 

range of requirements?

 

 

accurately?

 

 

which made their design even better?

•   Can they put together a step-by-step

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

plan which shows the order and also

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

what equipment and tools they need?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

•   Can they describe their design using an

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

accurately labelled sketch and words?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

•   How realistic is their plan?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Breadth of study

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cooking and nutrition

Textiles

 

 

Electrical and

Stiff and flexible sheet

Mouldable materials

•   Can they choose the

Can they join textiles

 

mechanical

materials

 

•   Do they select the

 

right ingredients for a

 

of different types in

 

components

•   Do they use the most

most appropriate

 

product?

 

different ways?

 

 

•   Do they select the

 

appropriate

materials?

Can they use

Can they choose

 

 

most appropriate

 

materials?

•   Can they use a range

 

equipment safely?

 

textiles both for their

 

tools and techniques

Can they work

of techniques to

•   Can they make sure

 

appearance and

 

 

to use for a given

 

accurately to make

shape and mould?

 

that their product

 

also qualities?

 

 

task?

 

cuts and holes?

•   Do they use finishing

 

looks attractive?

 

 

 

 

•   Can they make a

Can they join

techniques?

Can they describe

 

 

 

 

product which uses

 

materials?

 

 

how their combined

 

 

 

 

both electrical and

 

 

 

 

 

ingredients come

 

 

 

 

mechanical

 

 

 

 

 

together?

 

 

 

 

components?

 

 

 

 

•   Can they set out to

 

 

 

 

•   Can they use a

 

 

 

 

 

grow plants such as

 

 

 

 

simple circuit?

 

 

 

 

 

cress and herbs from

 

 

 

 

•   Can they use a

 

 

 

 

 

seed with the

 

 

 

 

number of

 

 

 

 

 

intention of using

 

 

 

 

components?

 

 

 

 

 

them for their food

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

product?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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