Children have the opportunity to explore and work with different materials, leading to a greater understanding of things around them, i.e. Materials and structure, how they work or fulfil their use. This includes such things as tools, different materials, textiles, etc. They also have the opportunity to explore food, through cooking. This incorporates science, maths, reading, recording and discussion work.
When working within Design Technology, pupils will be involved in investigating, specifying, creative thinking, developing and evaluating, clarifying and communicating their ideas. When making, they will plan, organise, make, test and evaluate.
- Cogs and gears
- Turning rotary power into linear power
- Using knowledge of gears to lift heavy weights