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QCA Units at KS1 & KS2 & Examples of Work

October 2013 Please note: The information on this page was originally put together to support the old QCA schemes of work for PE. Teachers may find some of the links to resources still useful but you should independently verify the accuracy of the information yourself before placing any reliance upon it.

Please visit the DfE website for the latest information on the new national curriculum programmes of study for KS1 & 2 D&T which apply from September 2014:

 

Year 1

Units

Teaching activity

Examples and QCA Guidance

Unit 1a

Moving Pictures

This unit highlights mechanisms (pushes, pulls and levers).

Unit 1b

Playgrounds

This unit highlights structures.

Unit 1c

Eat More Fruit and Vegetables

This unit highlights food technology.

Unit 1d

Homes

This unit highlights structures.

Year 2

Units

Teaching activity

Examples and QCA Guidance

Unit 2a

Vehicles

 

This unit highlights mechanisms (wheels and axles).

Vehicles made by pupils at:

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Unit 2b

Puppets

This unit highlights constructing with textiles.

Unit 2c

Winding up

This unit highlights mechanisms (wheels and axles, pulleys and levers).

Unit 2d

Joseph’s Coat

This unit highlights constructing with textiles.

Year 3

Units

Teaching activity

Examples and NC Guidance

Unit 3a

Packaging

This unit highlights structures.

Unit 3b

Sandwich Snacks

This unit highlights food technology.

Unit 3c

Moving Monsters

 

 

This unit highlights mechanisms and control (Pneumatics).

Examples of work made by pupils at:

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Unit 3d

Photograph Frames

This unit highlights structures.

Year 4

Units

Teaching activity

Examples and NC Guidance

Unit 4a

Money Containers

This unit highlights constructing with textiles.

Examples:

Money Containers and planning work made by pupils at Studlands Rise First School, Royston.

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Unit 4b

Story Books

This unit highlights structures and mechanisms.

Unit 4c

Alarms

This unit highlights electrical control.

Unit 4d

Lighting up

This unit highlights electrical control.

Year 5

Units

Teaching activity

Examples and NC Guidance

Unit 5a

Musical Instruments

This unit highlights structures.

Examples of work made by pupils at:

A focused practical task:

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A rainmaker:

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A stringed instrument:

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Unit 5b

Bread

This unit highlights food technology.

Unit 5c

Moving Toys

This unit highlights mechanisms (cams, wheels and axles)

Examples of work in progress of the use of Cams in the Moving Toys unit made by pupils at:

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Examples of work at St Bartholomews CE Primary School, Tring

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A focused practical task:

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Unit 5d

Biscuits

This unit highlights food technology

Year 6

Units

Teaching activity

Examples and NC Guidance

Unit 6a

Shelters

This unit highlights structures.

Unit 6b

Slippers

This unit highlights constructing with textiles.

Unit 6c

Fairground

This unit highlights mechanisms, electrical and computer control.

Unit 6d

Controllable Vehicles

This unit highlights mechanisms, electrical and computer control.

Examples of work made by pupils at:

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