Click on the links below to learn about each topic in the KS2 Design.

1. DESIGN Design Criteria Design Generate
1. Design Cycle1. Generate
2. Design Criteria2. Prototype
3. Innovate3. Pattern Pieces
4. Functional4. Drawing
 5. Feedback
2 EVALUATE  History of Design & Technology Own ProductsExisting Products
1. Shape the World1. Design Criteria 1. Investigate & Analyse
 2. Key Events
 3. Individuals
 3. TECHNICAL KNOWLEDGEMechanical Systems Structures Electrical Systems Computing in Products
1. Linkages 1. Improving1. Components1. Programme, Monitor & Support
 2. Levers
 3. Cams
 4. Pulleys
 5. Gears
 4. MAKEMaterials & ComponentsTools & Equipment
1. Material Types1. Cutting
2. Functional Properties2. Shaping
3. Aesthetic Properties3. Joining
 4. Mechanical Properties4. Finishing
 5. Electrical Properties
 6. Bought Items

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National Curriculum :-

Pupils should learn to:-


  • DT2/1.1a    use research and develop design criteria to inform the design of innovative, functional, appealing products that are fit for purpose, aimed at particular individuals or groups
  • DT2/1.1b    generate, develop, model and communicate their ideas through discussion, annotated sketches, cross-sectional and exploded diagrams, prototypes, pattern pieces and computer-aided design.


  • DT2/1.3a    Investigate and analyse a range of existing products
  • DT2/1.3b    Evaluate their ideas and products against their own design criteria and consider the views of others to improve their work
  • DT2/1.3c    Understand how key events and individuals in design and technology have helped shape the world.

Technological Knowledge

  • DT2/1.4a    Apply their understanding of how to strengthen, stiffen and reinforce more complex structures
  • DT2/1.4b    Understand and use mechanical systems in their products
  • DT2/1.4c    Understand and use electrical systems in their products
  • DT2/1.4d    Apply their understanding of computing to programme, monitor and control their products.


  • DT2/1.2a    select from and use a wider range of tools and equipment to perform practical tasks accurately
  • DT2/1.2b    select from and use a wider range of materials and components, including construction materials, textiles and ingredients, according to their functional properties and aesthetic qualities