Year 1 Design & Technology

Year 1 Design & Technology lesson plans and schemes of work.

We've created a collection of practical projects, and cooking and nutrition planning for Year 1 teachers. They cover a range of topics and include differentiated learning activities, step-by-step instructions for using DT tools, equipment and materials, and slideshow presentations to help young learners begin to develop their technical knowledge and design skills.

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  • Wacky Windmills

    Wacky Windmills

    Year 1

    Year 2

    KS1

    Visit a variety of windmills around the world and encourage them to get their builder hats on with this 'Wacky Windmills' scheme of work for Year 1 and 2. Your class will explore different ways of making windmill bases and sails with classroom and cr... Read More

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  • Making Fire Engines

    Making Fire Engines

    Year 1

    Year 2

    KS1

    This scheme of work is also part of a Topic Bundle. Perfect if you are teaching 'The Great Fire of London' as a cross-curricular topic. Get your children excited about fire engines with this fun ‘Making Fire Engines’ DT sch... Read More

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  • Teddy Bear's Picnic

    Teddy Bear's Picnic

    Year 1

    Year 2

    KS1

    Find out about different types of picnic foods (farmed, grown and caught) with this fun and practical 'Teddy Bear's Picnic' cooking scheme of work for Year 1 and Year 2. Your class will have the chance to explore a variety of picnic foods and where t... Read More

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  • Flying Kites

    Flying Kites

    Year 1

    Year 2

    KS1

    Let's go fly a kite! These DT 'Flying Kites' lessons for Year 1 and 2 are full of fun activities that will teach your children how to test different materials, design kites, construct a carp kite and a diamond kite, fly kites and evaluate their own c... Read More

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  • Seaside Snacks

    Seaside Snacks

    Year 1

    Year 2

    KS1

    These super Seaside Snack DT lessons for KS1 will get your class tasting, exploring and thinking about a range of foods. The first five lessons each centre around a different element of a picnic, encouraging your class to experience the flavours, tex... Read More

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  • Delightful Decorations

    Delightful Decorations

    Year 1

    Year 2

    KS1

    Enter into the Christmas spirit with this festive scheme of work for Year 1/2! Your class will develop their cutting and sewing skills whilst making a delightful decoration for the Christmas tree! They will explore, cut, sew, design, make and evaluat... Read More

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  • Moving Minibeasts

    Moving Minibeasts

    Year 1

    Year 2

    KS1

    This complete Moving Minibeasts KS1 DT scheme of work contains six fun-filled lessons where your class will learn how to make three different mechanisms to create moving minibeast pictures! Your KS1 class will explore how to construct a sliding m... Read More

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  • Eat More Fruit and Vegetables

    This Year 1 DT 'Eat More Fruit and Vegetables' scheme of work is a great way to get your class excited about healthy eating as they explore a variety of fruits and vegetables, what they look like, taste like and feel like, as well as how to prepare f... Read More

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  • Homes

    Homes

    Year 1

    KS1

    Turn your children into budding architects with these KS1 'Homes' lessons for Year 1. Full of practical activities and inspirational ideas, these DT 'Homes' lessons provide all the tools they need to design, make and evaluate their own model houses... Read More

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  • Moving Pictures

    Moving Pictures

    Year 1

    KS1

    These fun-filled KS1 Design and Technology 'Moving Pictures' lesson plans for Year 1 will get their imaginations soaring as they think up exciting and inventive ways to bring their pictures to life through a variety of moving mechanisms. They will ex... Read More

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  • Playgrounds

    Playgrounds

    Year 1

    KS1

    Everyone loves a good playground and this 'Playgrounds' scheme of work for Year 1 gives your class the chance to make their very own models of playground equipment. On the way, they will explore different types of playground equipment, how they move... Read More

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