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Year1

Year 2

Year 3

Year 4

Year 5

Year 6

 

Autumn

 

MECHANISMS

WHEELS & AXLES

Design & make car/toy with wheels

FAMOUS DESIGNER: Sir Alec Issigonis

FAMOUS TOY MAKER: e.g. Hornby/ Matchbox manufacturer MATTEL inc.

 

LINK TO HISTORY & Computing

 

 

Mechanisms

Wheels and axles

 

Structures

Shell structures

(including computer aided design)

 

 

Mechanical systems

Levers and linkages

 

Structures

Frame structures

 

 

Textiles

Combining different fabric shapes (including computer aided design)

Spring

 

Mechanisms

Sliders and levers

 

Food

Preparing fruit & Vegetables

(including cooking and nutrition)

 

Food

Healthy and varied diet

(including cooking and nutrition)

 

Electrical systems

Simple circuits and switches (including programming and control)

 

 

Food

Celebrating cultural and seasonality

(including cooking and nutrition)

 

Mechanical systems

Pulleys or gears

Summer

 

Food

Preparing fruit

(including cooking and nutrition)

 

 

 

 

 

Textiles

Templates and joining techniques

 

Textiles

2D shape to 3D product

 

Food

Healthy and varied diet

(including cooking and nutrition)

 

Electrical systems

More complex switches and circuits (including programming, monitoring and control)

 

 

Food

Celebrating cultural and seasonality

(including cooking and nutrition)

We made some Roly Poly's

 

Year 1 investigated how wheels and axles worked.  We looked at different ways of making them, then we planned, built, tested and evaluated our Roly Poly.  We found out that if you put the wheels in different positions, the Roly Poly would move in different way.  We used cardboard tubes and wheels to make them.  The best part was when we took them outside to test them.  That was great fun!

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