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Design and Technology – Year 6


Download our Year 6 Design and Technology curriculum here.

Developing, planning and communicating ideas

Developing, planning and communicating ideas

Evaluating processes and products

I can use a range of information to inform my design.
I can use market research to inform plans.
I can work within constraints.
I can follow and refine my plan if necessary.
I can justify my plan to someone else.
I can consider culture and society in my designs.
I can use tools and materials precisely.
I can change the way I am working if needed.
I can test and evaluate my final product.
I can make sure my product is fit for purpose.
I can think of ways to improve my product.
I can consider whether different resources would have improved my product.
I know whether I need more or different information to make it even better.
I can make a product to meet all design criteria.
I can consider the use of the product when selecting materials.


Breadth of study

Cooking and nutrition


Mechanisms & Structures

Mechanisms & Structures

I can explain how my product should be stored with reasons.
I can set out to grow my own products with a view to making a salad, taking account of time required to grow different foods.
I can think about how my product could be sold.
I can think about what would improve my product even more.
I can justify why I selected specific materials.
I can ensure that my work is precise and accurate.
I can hide joints so as to improve the looks of my product.
I can justify why the chosen material was the best for the task.
I can justify design in relation to the audience.
I can use different kinds of circuit in my product.
I can incorporate a switch into my product.
I can think of ways in which adding a circuit would improve my product.
Possible topics:
Consolidation of Y5 skills through Zenith & healthy lifestyle
Possible topics:
 Phone Cases
Possible topics:
Shelters – WW2
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