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Design and Technology

Our Intent for Design and Technology at St James

Further information on our Design Technology timetable can be seen below :


Year 1

Textiles : Templates and Joining techniques

Mechanisms : Wheels and AxlesFood : Preparing fruit and vegetables
Year 2Structures : Freestanding structures - shelterFood : Preparing fruit and vegetables Mechanisms : Sliders and levers
Year 3

Structures : Shell structures

Mechanical systems : Levers and Linkages

Electrical systems : Simple circuits and switchesFood : Healthy and varied diet
Year 4

Mechanical systems : Pneumatics

Electrical systems : Simple programming and control

Structures : Shell structures using computer aided design

Textiles : 2D shape to 3D product

Year 5

Mechanical systems : Cams

Electrical systems : Monitoring and control

Textiles : Using computer aided design in textiles

Structures : Frame structures

Year 6

Food : Celebrating culture and seasonality

Electrical systems : more complex switches and circuits

Textiles : Combining different fabric shapes

Mechanical systems : Pulleys or gears



For more information on how Design Technology is taught at St James, please see "Our Learning Adventure" overviews and Class Pages which will provide further details of how this National Curriculum subject is brought to life.