Technology for Fun

TTS Crumble class kit - key stage 2 curriculum links

Curriculum links

Science: Electricity; compare and give reasons for variations in how components function; use recognised symbols when representing a simple circuit in a diagram; construct simple series circuits to help them to answer questions about what happens when they try different components, for example bulbs and motors; learn how to represent a simple circuit in a diagram using recognised symbols; take the necessary precautions for working safely with electricity. Pupils might work scientifically by designing and making a set of traffic lights, or some other useful circuit.


Science: Forces; explain that unsupported objects fall towards the Earth because of the force of gravity acting between the Earth and the falling object; identify the effects of air resistance and friction, that act between moving surfaces; explore the effects of friction on movement and find out how it slows or stops moving objects; explore the effects of pulleys and simple machines on movement.


Science: Materials; identify and compare the suitability of a variety of everyday materials for particular uses; think about unusual and creative uses for everyday materials.


Design and Technology: Engage in an iterative process of designing and making. Design, make and evaluate. Technical knowledge: structures, mechanical systems, electrical systems, apply their understanding of computing to program, monitor and control their products.


Computing : Design, write and debug programs that accomplish specific goals, including controlling physical systems; solve problems by decomposing them into smaller parts; use sequence, selection, and repetition in programs; work with variables and various forms of input and output; use logical reasoning to explain how some simple algorithms work and to detect and correct errors in algorithms and programs.


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