Design and Technology Year 2

When designing and making, pupils should be taught to:


Design purposeful, functional, appealing products for themselves and other users based on design criteria
Generate, develop, model and communicate their ideas through talking, drawing, templates, mock-ups and, where appropriate, information and communication technology


Select from and use a range of tools and equipment to perform practical tasks [for example, cutting, shaping, joining and finishing]
Select from and use a wide range of materials and components, including construction materials, textiles and ingredients, according to their characteristics


Explore and evaluate a range of existing products
Evaluate their ideas and products against design criteria

Technical knowledge

Build structures, exploring how they can be made stronger, stiffer and more stable
Explore and use mechanisms [for example, levers, sliders, wheels and axles], in their products.


In cooking and nutrition at KS1 Pupils should be taught to:

Key stage 1

Use the basic principles of a healthy and varied diet to prepare dishes
Understand where food comes from.

Year 2 children can:

I can think of an idea and plan what to do next.
I can choose tools and materials and explain why I have chosen them.
I can join materials and components in different ways.
I can explain what went well with my work.
I can explain why I have chosen specific textiles.
I can measure materials to use in a model or structure.
I can describe the ingredients I am using.

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