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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...

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...

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...

What Can You Learn from a Textile Tree?

In this unit from the Nuffield Primary Solutions in Design and Technology, students design and make a simple tree structure using a variety of textiles, paper and card.

The unit allows students to handle and experience a variety of textiles and relate them to their everday uses. They make textile sample...

Which Fruits Would Be Good in Your Salad?

In this unit from the Nuffield Primary Solutions in Design and Technology, students design and make a bowl of fruit salad to share with the other children in the class.

Students need to consider the look, feel and taste of the fruit salad so that it matches the requirements of the group, as revealed by their...

How Scary Should a Calendar Be?

One of the units from the Nuffield Primary Solutions in Design and Technology materials in which students design and make a calendar illustrated with monsters, one for each month of the year. Each monster is designed and produced by a team of children using suitable computer software. The calendar must be made to...

What Should Be Stuck to Your Fridge?

One of the units from the Nuffield Primary Solutions in Design and Technology in which students design a fridge magnet set that will appeal to young children.

The fridge magnets are made from layers, which add considerably to their attractiveness, and are used to hold up a list of commonly mis-spelt words....

How Will Your Roly Poly Move?

One of the units from the Nuffield Primary Solutions in Design and Technology. Students design and make a simple push-along toy (a roly poly) using a mixture of found materials, paper and card.

The toy should be designed to provide amusement in both its appearance and the ways it moves. It may be for the...

Should Your Software Speak?

One of the units from the Nuffield Primary Solutions in Design and Technology in which students produce a multimedia presentation using software they are familiar with from previous ICT lesson time.

The presentation content must first be researched and the presentation itself needs to be attractive and easy...

Roly Poly and Wheels

Produced by the Nuffield Foundation, these resources look at wheels and their uses.

In Roly poly, a story is told of two children who design and make their own wheel-based toys. It can be used to get children thinking about designing and making their own rolling toys. The resource is presented as a self-...

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