Year 5 Design and Technology

Parkfielders will be taught the full coverage of the KS1 and KS2 Design & Technology curriculum and this is categorised into five content areas: Structures, Mechanisms, Electrical Systems (KS2 only), Cooking and Nutrition and Textiles.Β 

There are then four strands that run through each topic: Design, Make, Evaluate and Technical Knowledge.

Autumn Term

Pop Up Books (Mechanisms)

Pupils create a functional four-page pop-up storybook design, using lever, sliders, layers and spacers to create paper-based mechanisms.

National Curriculum Objectives

Design

Make

Evaluate

Technical Knowledge

Spring Term

Stuffed Toys (Textiles)

Pupils design a stuffed toy and make decisions on materials, decorations and attachments (appendages), after learning how to sew a blanket stitch.

National Curriculum Objectives

Design

Make

Evaluate

Technical Knowledge

Summer Term

Bridges (Structures)

Pupils test and analyse various types of bridge to determine their strength and stability. Explore material properties and sources, before marking, sawing and assembling a wooden truss bridge.

National Curriculum Objectives

Design

Make

Evaluate

Technical Knowledge