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Brompton Bicycle: Key Stage 1 Resources

This resource, aimed at children ages 5-7, contains five design and technology projects that focus on bicycles. Children evaluate bicycle designs, then design and make: bicycle parts and accessories for characters from a book, teddy or for a particular purpose. Throughout the activities, children are encouraged to...

If: a mind-bending way of looking at big ideas and numbers

Some things are so big or so old that it's hard to wrap your mind around them. In 'If: a mind-bending way of looking at big ideas and numbers', we look at these hard-to-imagine objects and events and compare them to things we can instantly see, feel and touch. It is wonderful new way of seeing the world and is a...

Design and Make

From the Nuffield Foundation, these resources offer a wide range of ideas that will encourage primary children to think about the design and production of different items.

The activities range in their degree of difficulty and help young children to develop basic skills such as cutting, drawing and sticking...

Adapting QCA Units

From the Nuffield Foundation, the resources in this collection include reports and case studies that look at how the QCA scheme of work units can be developed and integrated with other curriculum areas. The reports describe projects run in primary schools and will give teachers of primary design and technology...

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...

The Nuffield Foundation began supporting design and technology in 1990 by establishing the Nuffield Design and Technology Project. The project's approach focused on 'combining the intellectual with the practical'. A wide range of curriculum materials were produced that work well in the classroom.

This...

This collection includes eight primary solutions units of work developed by the Nuffield Foundation to support Key Stage One: Years One to Two (Five to Seven years).

Each unit within this collection includes lesson by lesson teaching guidance, a listing of new vocabulary, a description of links to other...

This collection includes four trial units of work developed by the Nuffield Foundation to support their Primary Solutions resource.

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...

Biomimicry 3.8

The Biomimicry 3.8 Institute is a not-for-profit organisation which promotes the transfer of ideas, designs, and strategies from biology to sustainable design. The Biomimicry 3.8 Institute’s programmes aim to broaden and deepen teachers’ knowledge of biomimicry and facilitate the integration of biomimicry into the...

Which Parts of Your Picture Should Move?

One of the units from the Nuffield Primary Solutions in Design and Technology. Students design and make a moving picture that tells a nursery rhyme or a simple story, using paper, card, found pictures, found materials and paper fasteners.

The activity allows students to produce the picture and it can be...

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