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Designing and Making with Textiles at Key Stage One (Year One): the Loomfish

One of the trial units from the Nuffield Primary Solutions in Design and Technology. In this unit, children learn about woven fabrics, and to design and make a fish like construction using a primitive loom.

The finished loomfish can be displayed in the classroom, so that the different designs can be...

Designing and Making with Textiles at Upper Key Stage Two: Design and Make a FabFix Repair Kit

One of the trial units from the Nuffield Primary Solutions in Design and Technology. In this unit, children design and make a useful resource for a home that meets all the family’s identified textile repair needs.

The purpose of the task is to show the need to repair textiles when they become worn or damaged...

Controlling Movement Using a Computer at Key Stage One: Roamer Bus

One of the trial units from the Nuffield Primary Solutions in Design and Technology. Children investigate the movement of vehicles, from those they may have made, to commercial toys; from push along toys to remote controlled toys and a computer-controlled floor robot. The control of the floor robot will be the...

Computers Helping Design at Lower Key Stage Two: Design and Make a Mosaic Picture

One of the trial units from the Nuffield Primary Solutions in Design and Technology. Children design and make a framed clay mosaic which can be displayed at school before being taken home to be displayed there.

The purpose of this activity is to learn the skills necessary to design and make a mosaic from...

Designing and Making with Food at Key Stage Two: Baking Bread

One of the trial units from the Nuffield Primary Solutions in Design and Technology. In this unit, children are tasked to make bread rolls.

It is necessary to set the context for the activity. This may be to agree a theme as a class or group, such as 'to make bread rolls for a children's party' or to base...

Designing and Making with Textiles at Key Stage One (Year One): The Classloom

One of the trial units from the Nuffield Primary Solutions in Design and Technology. In this unit, children work co-operatively to produce a large weaving suitable for display in the entrance hall of a school.

The purpose of this activity is to explore weaving, and to design and make a large woven
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Designing and Making with Textiles at Mid Key Stage Two: Fabulous Flowers

One of the trial units from the Nuffield Primary Solutions in Design and Technology. In this unit, children design and make a fabulous artificial flower from a range of materials such as card, paper, fabric, art straws, pipe cleaners. Each child's flower will be used in a class display of flowers. The flowers...

Design and Technology: National Curriculum for England 2004

This Qualifications and Curriculum Authority (QCA) document contains the 2004 revision of the Design and Technology National Curriculum. As with previous documents, there were no substantial revisions, and none at all to the Attainment Target statements. The role of CAD-CAM and new materials continued to be...

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