Design and Technology in the Primary Curriculum: Nuffield Approach

These materials, from the Nuffield Foundation, contain a wealth of ideas and practical advice on the delivery of design and technology in the primary curriculum. Each of the resources includes extensive teacher guidance as well as chidlren's stimulus materials. The materials cover a range of topics in which children undertake design and make challenges. These include:

Designing and Making with Food at Key Stage One

Children investigate making toast to customers' specifications.

Designing and Building Software at Key Stage One

Children work in teams to produce a multimedia presentation to tell a story.

Products and Applications at Key Stage Two

investigating paper carrier bags, children consider product design, testing, production and use.

Computers Helping with Designing at Key Stage Two

Children use computer aided design software to produce the design for a vehicle.

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Designing and Making with Food at Key Stage One

From the Nuffield Foundation, these activities challenge children to make and prepare toast to customers' specifications.

This task allows children to:
* explore the different types of bread that can be toasted
* find out people's preferences for this common food
* think about when and how...

Designing and Building Software at Key Stage One

From the Nuffield Foundation, these activities allow children to work in teams to design and build a piece of interactive, multimedia presentation software for other children to enjoy and learn from. The teams produce one final product and test their design ideas on the target audience, which may be another class...

Products and Applications at Key Stage Two

Produced by the Nuffield Foundation, the activities in this booklet use paper carrier bags as a context in which to explore designing, making and evaluating. There are a series of small tasks that encourage children to consider:

[b]The form of products[/b]
Paper carrier bags are usually mass produced...

Computers Helping with Designing at Key Stage Two

Produced by the Nuffield Foundation, these materials describe activities that challenge children to produce a design for a vehicle. It must be suitable for use as a storage and transport vehicle for some of the equipment used in a fairground. The vehicle should be eye catching, so that it attracts attention from...

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