Design & Technology: Key Stage 1

Lesson plans and teacher videos to instill confidence in your teaching of D&T

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Kapow Primary's topics are based on the D&T Association's Projects on a Page scheme, with pupils' skills and knowledge being developed across five key areas: structures, mechanisms, electrical systems, cooking and nutrition and textiles.

Year 1

4 lessons
Food: Fruit and vegetables
4 lessons
Mechanisms: Making a moving story book
4 lessons
Structures: Constructing a windmill
Inspired by the song, ‘Mouse in a windmill’, children design, decorate and build a windmill for their mouse client to live in, developing an understanding of different types of windmill, how they work and their key features.
4 lessons
Year 1: Textiles: Puppets
4 lessons
Mechanisms: Wheels and axles
Children learn about the main components of a wheeled vehicle; experiment with mechanisms to help them develop their understanding of how wheels, axels and axel holders work; assume the role of a mechanic to problem-solve why wheels won't rotate; demonstrate learning by designing and building their own moving vehicles.

Year 2

4 lessons
Food: A balanced diet
4 lessons
Mechanisms: Making a moving monster
3 lessons
Structures: Baby Bear’s chair
4 lessons
Textiles: Pouches
4 lessons
Mechanisms: Fairground Wheel