Year 2 Content

Design Technology

Design

Most children should

  • be able to generate ideas, develop and communicate them through talking, sketching or "mock-ups", drawing on their own and others’ experiences
  • be able to work on collaborative projects, valuing the ideas of others
  • be able to produce designs independently

Make

Most children should

  • understand the importance of using tools and following procedures safely
  • have an awareness of the properties of some materials and be able to manipulate them with some skill (for example to cover a box neatly with paper)
  • be able to select appropriately from a range of tools, materials and techniques
  • be able to incorporate folding and cutting techniques into their designs
  • be able to assemble, join and combine a range of materials and components

Evaluate

Most children should

  • be able to evaluate their own and the work of others
  • test their products and make judgements on their performance when compared to others
  • be able to evaluate their work and identify areas that could be improved
  • evaluate their designs and products independently
  • explore and evaluate a range of existing products

Technical Knowledge

Most children should

  • be able to carry out an investigation into how to make moving parts (for example hinges, winders and axles)
  • be able to carry out an investigation into how to solve a problem (for example strengthening paper by rolling it into tubes)
  • be able to adapt designs for hinges and winders to use on their own models