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Design Technology provides the opportunity for all pupils to gain knowledge and skill which are important throughout life. It provides practical learning experiences which are accessible to all pupils, allowing them to use their knowledge and understanding from across the curriculum and apply this to every day experiences.

It is an opportunity for pupils to design and make real products, provides a sense of achievement and helps pupils gain a higher level of self esteem. Pupils will gain confidence from seeing their own work progress from an idea to an actual product.


Design Technology Aims:

  • Make choices and be involved in sensory and communication activities within a practical learning experience.
  • Consider the needs and preferences of others, as well as themselves, so developing their social awareness.
  • Focus on activities that are meaningful to them.
  • Use a range of methods to communicate avoiding the need to rely on the written word.
  • Carry out practical tasks that contribute to the development of individual or group projects.
  • Use ICT to develop and enhance their work.
  • Work at own pace and level, with appropriate staff support and intervention.
  • Develop own creativity.

Technology gives all pupils an invaluable opportunity to use and apply knowledge gained elsewhere, extend the breadth and depth of their experiences and gain valuable technological knowledge and experiences.


Food Technology

Food Technology is an essential life skill. The aim is for every pupil to be able to shop and prepare and cook food to be able to feed themselves.

Key stage 2

 

Autumn

Spring

Summer

Year 4

Cutting and spreading.

 

What can you do with an egg?

Teddy bears picnic

Year 5

Fillings and toppings.

What can you do with fruit?

How nice does your food look?

Year 6

Healthy lunchbox.

Visit to Supermarket.

How do you like your potatoes?

Using the cooker.

 

Key stage 3

 

Autum1

Autumn 2

Spring 1

Spring 2

Summer 1

Summer 2

Year 7

Safety and hygiene

Safety and hygiene

Baking  (basic skills)

Visit to Supermarket

Baking  (basic skills)

Healthy eating

Visit to Supermarket

Healthy eating

Year 8

Eggs and dairy foods

Meat

Visit to Butchers

Fish

Visit to Fishmongers

High in fibre and low fat foods

Fruit and vegetables

Visit to Supermarket

Fruit and Vegetables

Year 9

Basic ingredients

 

Basic ingredients

Visit to Worsbrough Mill

Electrical equipment and the cooker

Visit to Electrical store

Electrical equipment and the cooker

Processed foods

Processed foods

 

Key stage 4

 

Autumn 1

Autumn 2

Spring 1

Spring 2

Summer 1

Summer 2

Year 10

A balanced diet

Enterprise activity Christmas meal

Meals of the day

Basic recipes

Shopping and food storage

Healthy Eating Entertaining

Year 11

Introduction to school restaurants

Food groups

Special diets

Assessments

Microwave cooking

Assessments

Shopping on a budget

Assessments

Final Assessment

CIEH level 1 Food Safety

               


Design Technology

Key stage 2

 

Autumn - textiles

Spring – resistant materials/ systems and control

Summer - graphics

Year 4

Textiles -  embellishing fabrics to make a fabric hand puppet

Resistant materials - working with a range of woods, metals and plastics to make a key ring.

Graphic products - using paper and card to making moving pictures.

Year 5

Using fabric paints and dye to colour fabric – Tie dye t-shirts

Using wood and electronics to make a board game.

Design and make a Charlie and chocolate factory chocolate box using tessellation and repeat patterns.

Year 6

Stitching skills to make a Technicolor dream coat.

Pneumonic systems to make a moving monster.

Using card and graphical writing skills to make a pop up fairy tail book


Key stage 3 – 3 design and make projects following the design process.

 

Autumn - textiles

Spring – resistant materials/ systems and control

Summer - graphics

Year 7

Puppets from around the world ( finger, hand, rod, string and body)

Abstract art style key rings using wood and plastic.( Introduction to the saw an drill)

Pop up animals using paper and card. Introduction to graphical text.

Year 8

21st century themed wall hangings – introduction to the sewing machine.

Transport themed topic to making a moving toy.

Logo’s - to design and make a logo to use on a range of products. Introduction to points of sale.

Year 9

Pop Art cushions- using ICT.

Cultural photo frames

Pop up story books- introduction to typography.


Key stage 4

 

Autumn - textiles

Spring – resistant materials

Summer - graphics

Year 10

Educational learning play mat/ toy made from fabrics for a child under 7.

Memphis inspired clocks for the home.

Interior design and layout for a room in a house.

Year 11

Year 11 students work through an AQA product design scheme of work to create a coursework portfolio.

Pupils can work in any of the area to design and make a product for a target market:

Textile

Resistant materials

Graphic products


Design technology assessment

Pupils across all key stages are assessed using ‘I can statements’ taken from the National Curriculum. The pupil’s progress in Design Technology and Food Technology is assessed termly and tracked throughout the year.


Qualifications

In Design Technology pupils have the opportunity to achieve an Entry Level certificate in Product Design.

In Food technology pupils have the opportunity to achieve an Entry Level Certificate in Food Studies (City and Guilds), a Food Safety award Level 1  (C.I.E.H)  and CERTA qualifications in running a Restaurant and Catering (fast food)

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