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Year Three


  • why it is important for structures to be stable  

  • the effectiveness of triangulation in structures  

  • that some structures are made stable by having a wide base  

  • to disassemble and evaluate familiar products

  • ways of making stable structures  

  • ways of strengthening paper  

  • to evaluate different joining methods  

  • to consider who they are designing for  

  • to implement their prior learning about stiffness and stability into their design proposals  

  • to make drawings with labels when designing  

  • to evaluate their product against their original design criteria  


  • to relate the way things work to their intended purpose  

  • to find out what other users say about a specific product  

  • how materials and components have been used  

  • how the working characteristics of materials relate to the ways materials are used

  • that 3D shapes can be constructed from nets and that the final 3D shape is dependent on the shape of the net  

  • how to measure, mark out, cut, score and assemble the net of a 3D shape  

  • how to create different styles of writing for a purpose 

  • to generate ideas for an item of packaging, considering its purpose and user/s  

  • to explore, develop and communicate design proposals by modelling ideas  

  • to create a package for a given purpose  

  • to evaluate design ideas as they develop, and indicate ways of improving their ideas  

  • to evaluate against design criteria



  • how air pressure can be used to produce and control movement  

  • techniques for making simple pneumatic systems  

  • to compare the effectiveness of different systems  

  • to use appropriate vocabulary to describe how things work

  • how to assemble simple pneumatic systems  

  • ways of fixing components  

  • ways of using pneumatic systems in conjunction with simple levers to control movement  

  • to explore ideas through 3D modelling

  • to work as a team  

  • to choose an idea according to logistical constraints of materials, time, size  

  • to think about their ideas as they make progress and be willing to change things if this helps them to improve their work  

  • to plan through discussion  

  • to work safely and accurately with a range of simple hand tools  

  • to use a storyboard to record the sequence of their work  

  • to evaluate as a team the product and purpose of improvements


Cooking and Nutrition