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Year Four

Structures (combined with textiles)

  • hat products are designed for different purposes and different users  

  • to evaluate products and identify criteria that can be used for their own designs  

  • to make labelled drawings from different views showing specific features  

  • how to sew using a range of different stitches, how to weave and knit  

  • that fabrics have different properties  

  • that some joining techniques are stronger/weaker than others  

  • that fabric can be joined in temporary and permanent ways  

  • how to model ideas with paper or inexpensive fabric  

  • to use simple decorative techniques eg dyeing, embroidery or fabric paints

  • how to design a product using textiles for a specific purpose  

  • to appreciate the aesthetic qualities of a design  

  • to draw up simple design specifications  

  • to make a plan of how to make the product  

  • how to make a paper pattern/template that uses a seam allowance  

  • to measure, tape or pin, cut and join fabric with some accuracy  

  • to evaluate their product identifying strengths and areas for development against the original specifications  



  • to investigate and evaluate products with lever and linkages systems, in order to learn how they function  

  • to relate the way things work to their intended purpose  

  • to use appropriate technical vocabulary to describe materials and mechanisms  

  • to measure, mark out, cut and shape a range of materials, using appropriate tools, equipment and techniques  

  • to join and combine materials and components accurately in temporary and permanent ways  

  • how simple mechanisms can be used to produce different types of movement  

  • how to use simple graphical communication techniques

  • to explore, develop and communicate aspects of their design proposals by modelling their ideas in a variety of ways  

  • to develop a clear idea of what has to be done, planning how to use materials, equipment and processes, and suggesting alternative methods of making, if the first attempts fail  

  • to evaluate their design ideas as these develop, indicating ways of improving their ideas and to evaluate the book against the original design criteria  


Electrical / Control

  • simple safety when using electricity  

  • that torches are designed with the particular needs of the user in mind and that these needs can vary widely  

  • that commercially available torches contain a simple circuit involving metal connectors which do not necessarily have to be wires  

  • that torches are made of a variety of materials suited to the purpose for which they are employed

  • how to make a simple circuit incorporating a battery, light bulb, switch and connecting wires in a safe manner  

  • how to find a fault in a simple circuit and correct it  

  • that a variety of metals in different forms will conduct electricity

  • that identification of a particular combination of needs can result in a design for a torch which has not existed before  

  • that the plans for a new product can be made using drawings with labels  

  • to check their product is safe  

  • to evaluate their work both during and at the end of the assignment  


Cooking and Nutrition