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design technology at rivers primary academy

Design Technology

Our Design Technology curriculum by year group is outlined below. 

Year group Area Project focus Link to careers/aspirations
Year 1 Textiles Making fabric bowls

Designers, technologists, machine operatives, retailers relating to any of the following:

  • Sports and leisure
  • Medical
  • Transport
  • Fashion 
  • Craft
  • Footwear
  • Theatre TV
  • Interiors
  • Toys
  • Carpets and flooring
  • Technical textiles.
Year 2 Food Making vegetable soup
  • Baker
  • Cook/chef
  • Butcher
  • Pastry chef
  • Cake designer
  • Restaurant manager
  • Food manufacturing
  • Health and safety.
Year 3 Materials Making a dream house
  • Engineer
  • Product/process development scientist
  • Research scientist
  • Technical sales engineer
  • Higher education lecturer
  • Patent examiner
  • Project manager
  • Quality manager
  • Secondary school teacher
  • Builder
  • Carpenter.
Year 4 Textiles Making a teddy bear

Designers, technologists, machine operatives, retailers relating to any of the following:

  • Sports and leisure
  • Medical
  • Transport
  • Fashion 
  • Craft
  • Footwear
  • Theatre and TV
  • Interiors
  • Toys
  • Carpets and flooring
  • Technical textiles.
Year 5 Food Making bread
  • Baker
  • Cook/chef
  • Butcher
  • Pastry chef
  • Cake designer
  • Restaurant manager
  • Food manufacturing
  • Health and safety.
Year 6 Textiles Making a reusable bag

Designers, technologists, machine operatives, retailers relating to any of the following:

  • Sports and leisure
  • Medical
  • Transport
  • Fashion 
  • Craft
  • Footwear
  • Theatre and TV
  • Interiors
  • Toys
  • Carpets and flooring
  • Technical textiles.