Designing at Key Stage Two

This collection includes 16 primary solutions units of work developed by the Nuffield Foundation to support Key Stage Two: Years Three to Six (7-11 years).

Each unit within this collection includes lesson by lesson teaching guidance, a listing of new vocabulary, a description of links to other subjects and full details of resource requirements.

The units of work for Key Stage Two take from five-and-a-half to ten-and-a-half hours to complete.

Full colour and greyscale versions of the resources are available to download.

Resources

How Fast Should Your Buggy Be?

One of the units from the Nuffield Primary Solutions in Design and Technology. Children design and make a controllable, battery-powered toy vehicle using card, wood, found materials, mechanical and electrical components.

The toy created can be based on an actual vehicle, on a vehicle from a book or film, or...

How Cool Is Your Drink?

One of the units from the Nuffield Primary Solutions in Design and Technology. Children design and make a healthy cold drink for another class member.

Each child will have to find out the preferences and needs of the consumer and will include feedback from that person as part of the evaluation process

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Will your party hat be funny or fantastic?

One of the units from the Nuffield Primary Solutions in Design and Technology. Children can design and make a decorated paper party hat to wear at a party they have helped to organise.

The party can be held to celebrate a particular calendar event such as Christmas or Easter, the end of term, the beginning...

What Music Would You Like to Make?

One of the units from the Nuffield Primary Solutions in Design and Technology in which children design and make a simple musical instrument and use it to play a part in a piece for four players.

There are opportunities to explore rhythm, simple melody lines and the arrangement of parts.

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