Search M
Can't find what you're looking for?
Translate N
Translate / Traduire / Übersetzen / Tłumaczyć / Išversti / Tulkot / Traducir
School Logo

Holy Cross Catholic

Primary School

Building relationships with God and each other,
working hard in faith and hope to give our best in all things.

Get in touch

Contact Details

Building relationships with God and each other,
working hard in faith and hope to give our best in all things.

Art and Design Curriculum Maps

Curriculum Map

Subject -         Design and Technology

 

 

Autumn

Spring

Summer

EYFS

Cycle 1

Technology – research space on the internet. Create a space picture using a paint program. Robots for exploring planets, make exploding rockets – forces

What would you take with you if you went to the moon? Make a capsule using tin foil and Pringle tubes and fill with items you would take with you on a trip to the moon. How do you think astronauts feel going into space? Encourage team building activities by making a large space rocket.

Technology – ancient technology – sun dials, aqua ducts, mazes

Junk Model creatures, acting out Myths and Legends,

Clay models

Easter Craft morning, Easter crafts – egg decoration, crosses, baskets, home learning link – easter garden

Painting, drawing and making different wild animals

Designing new animals

Making different houses

Cycle 2

 

 

 

 

 

 

Year 1 and 2

 

Cycle 1

Kites – Construct a Kite

 

Skills: Form – Joining materials and constructing

Great British Dishes– to finish topic – linked to Geography

Skills: Design and make – Learn about British food then plan a meal.

Moving Pictures – Under the sea

Skills: Construct mechanisms and make a picture for an author’s book on sea animals.

 

Cycle 2

Teddy Bear’s Picnic – to finishInto the Woods’ topic

 

Skills: Design and make – Learn about picnic foods then prepare a healthy picnic.

 

London’s skyline – Structures

 

Skills: Form – Joining materials and constructing

 

Make animal puppets

 

Skills: Sewing.

 

Year 3 and 4

Cycle 1

Pop-Up Christmas Cards

Skills: Year 3 construction

 

Make a series of pop up Christmas cards showcasing different pop-up designs.

Food Packaging

Skills: Design, Make, Evaluate and Improve, Food

 

Research different types of Pizza packaging, design, create and make a pizza box and then make a pizza to go in it.

Make a Pulley System

Skills: Year 3 Technology

 

Make a pulley system that will lift and move an object.

 

Cycle 2

Ancient Egyptian Structures

Skills: Construction

The most well known example of ancient Egyptian architecture are the Egyptian pyramids; yet, excavated temples, palaces, tombs and fortresses have all been studied by architects. Due to location, most ancient Egyptian buildings were built of mud brick and limestone—readily available materials—by slaves.

Food Packaging

Skills: Design, Make, Evaluate and Improve, Food

 

Research different types of salad packaging, design, create and make a salad holder and then make a Greek salad.

British Summer Foods

Skills: Food and Nutrition

 

Create a British summer picnic – scones, sausage rolls, salad etc.

 

 

 

Year 5 and 6

Cycle 1

Electronic Christmas Decorations

Skills: Year 5 Electrical and Electronics

Year 6 Mechanics, Year 5&6 Design, Make, Evaluate and Improve.

 

Create a moving or light up Christmas decoration using circuit and computing knowledge.

 

Anglo Saxon Food

Skills: Year 6 Food

Bread and Meat and Vegetable stews.

(2 weeks each type of food to research, create and compare).

Summer Textiles

Skills: Year 5 Textiles

Create a pair of sandals and sew them together, using material and cardboard.

 

Cycle 2

Viking food

Skills: Food and Nutrition

Suggested ideas: Flatbread, Honey Oat and spiced cakes. Herbal drinks using plants and fruit. Nettle Soup and bread.

Barley porridge

Mayan Food vs 21st Century Food

Skills: Food and Nutrition

Mayan food

Architectural Landmarks

Skills: Historical Inspiration and Construction.

 

Explore Architectural landmarks.  Create own model of a piece of Architecture e.g. St Basil’s Cathedral.

 

Top