Diss Church of England Junior Academy

Diss Church of England
Junior Academy

Design And Technology

Design and Technology gives our children many opportunities to develop skills, knowledge and understanding of designing and making a range of different and functional products. We follow the National Curriculum and the children have opportunities to learn about a range of topics including design, structures, mechanisms, electrical control and a range of materials including food. 




Design and Technology in Key Stage 1 and 2

Throughout the rest of our school we follow a cyclical scheme of work, supported by resources from the Design and Technology Association. 

It has been matched to the National Curriculum requirements and comprises three termly units of work for each year group from Year 1 to Year 6. These units of work are based on the ideas and experience of Mechanisms, Food, Textiles, Structures and Electrical Systems

Suitable learning challenges are set for each unit of work and the scheme ensures a progression and continuity of learning experiences from Year 1 to Year 6. Knowledge, skills and understanding are extended each year through the breadth of content. This depth of knowledge and understanding increases and focuses on improving the quality of responses and outcomes. For example, the Mechanisms unit of work in Year 1 deals with wheels and axles; Mechanisms in Year 2 covers sliders and levers; Mechanisms in Year 3 covers levers and linkage and Mechanisms in Year 5 covers cams. 

In KS1 and 2 DT is taught by individual class teachers. 

See below for our yearly Design and Technology planning