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Design and Technology – Year 1


Download our Year 1 Design and Technology curriculum here.

Developing, planning and communicating ideas

Working with tools, equipment, materials and components to make quality products

Evaluating processes and products

I can think of some ideas of my own.
I can explain what I want to do.
I can use pictures and words to plan.
I can explain what I am making.I can explain which tools I am making I can explain how something works.
I can talk about my own work and things that other people have done.

Breadth of study

Cooking and nutrition


Mechanisms & Structures

I can cut food safely.
I can describe the texture of foods.
I can wash my hands and make sure that surfaces are clean.
I can think of interesting ways of decorating food I have made, e.g. cakes.
I can describe how different textiles feel.
I can make a product from textiles by gluing.
I can make a product which moves
I can cut materials using scissors
I can describe the materials using different words.
I can say why I have chosen moving parts.
I can make a structure/model using different materials.
My work is tidy.
I can make my model stronger if it needs to be.
I can talk with others about how I want to construct my product.
I can select the appropriate resources and tools for my building projects.
I can make simple plans before making objects, e.g. drawings, arranging pieces of construction before building.
Possible topics:
Fruit Salad
Possible topics:
Introduce textiles in Y1
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