Design Technology in Year 2
  • 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.