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Ashfield Primary School DT Long Term Plan

Design and Technology is taught from Early Years to Year 6 at Ashfield Primary. We teach: structures, mechanisms, food and nutrition and textile design. 

Year 6 spent a morning building structures with newspaper. They had to think like engineers about how to make their structures tall and stable without using glue.

Year 6 spent a morning building structures with newspaper. They had to think like engineers about how to make their structures tall and stable without using glue.  1
Year 6 spent a morning building structures with newspaper. They had to think like engineers about how to make their structures tall and stable without using glue.  2
Year 6 spent a morning building structures with newspaper. They had to think like engineers about how to make their structures tall and stable without using glue.  3
Year 6 spent a morning building structures with newspaper. They had to think like engineers about how to make their structures tall and stable without using glue.  4

Year 5 - Creating and building structures and learning from our own success and failures. First attempt.

Year 5 - Creating and building structures and learning from our own success and failures. Second attempt after evaluation.

Year 4 planned, made and evaluated a pencil case.

Year 4 planned, made and evaluated a pencil case.  1
Year 4 planned, made and evaluated a pencil case.  2
Year 4 planned, made and evaluated a pencil case.  3
Year 4 planned, made and evaluated a pencil case.  4
Year 4 planned, made and evaluated a pencil case.  5
Year 4 planned, made and evaluated a pencil case.  6

Year 2 researched their textile product before the design work. The sea creature finger puppets were based on the story 'Tiddler' by Julia Donaldson. We asked Early Years what puppets they would like to play with and then designed a template. The joining method was running stitch.

Year 2 Food and Nutrition: Designing, Making and Evaluating a delicious dip served on a platter with vegetables.

Year 2 Food and Nutrition: Designing, Making and Evaluating a delicious dip served on a platter with vegetables.  1 Clean hands, short sleeves and apron on.
Year 2 Food and Nutrition: Designing, Making and Evaluating a delicious dip served on a platter with vegetables.  2 Measuring the ingredients carefully.
Year 2 Food and Nutrition: Designing, Making and Evaluating a delicious dip served on a platter with vegetables.  3 Using the bridge hold to cut carrots safely.
Year 2 Food and Nutrition: Designing, Making and Evaluating a delicious dip served on a platter with vegetables.  4 Using the claw grip carefully to cut peppers.
Year 2 Food and Nutrition: Designing, Making and Evaluating a delicious dip served on a platter with vegetables.  5 The finished product!
Year 2 Food and Nutrition: Designing, Making and Evaluating a delicious dip served on a platter with vegetables.  6 Another finished product!

Year 2: Using textiles to make a brooch for Mothers' Day. The children sewed on a button and joined their felt pieces by stitching them together.

Year 2: Using textiles to make a brooch for Mothers' Day. The children sewed on a button and joined their felt pieces by stitching them together.  1
Year 2: Using textiles to make a brooch for Mothers' Day. The children sewed on a button and joined their felt pieces by stitching them together.  2
Year 2: Using textiles to make a brooch for Mothers' Day. The children sewed on a button and joined their felt pieces by stitching them together.  3

Year 1 - Moving Pictures: Fire of London

Year 1 - Moving Pictures: Fire of London 1 Amazing moving Fire of London pictures!

EY - Maple and Acorns - designing and testing boats

EY - Maple and Acorns - designing and testing boats 1 We used foam to help our boats float.
EY - Maple and Acorns - designing and testing boats 2 There were lots of different designs.
EY - Maple and Acorns - designing and testing boats 3 Testing them on the rapids!

EY - Acorn and Maple Classes - Designing Mittens

EY - Acorn and Maple Classes - Designing Mittens  1 First we designed our mittens.
EY - Acorn and Maple Classes - Designing Mittens  2 We drew around our hand.
EY - Acorn and Maple Classes - Designing Mittens  3 Getting the right colour was essential!
EY - Acorn and Maple Classes - Designing Mittens  4 We used felt for the mittens.
EY - Acorn and Maple Classes - Designing Mittens  5 There were some amazing designs!
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