Design and Technology

Design and technology is an inspiring, rigorous and practical subject. Using creativity and imagination, pupils design and make products that solve real and relevant problems within a variety of contexts, considering their own and others’ needs, wants and values. They acquire a broad range of subject knowledge and draw on disciplines such as mathematics, science, engineering and art.

 

Pupils learn how to take risks, becoming resourceful, innovative, enterprising and capable citizens. Through the evaluation of past and present design and technology, they develop a critical understanding of its impact on daily life and Churchfields Junior School.

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Curriculum and Overview of Outcomes

Week 1

Textiles – Bookmark

  • To introduce the design brief
  • To complete initial visual research
  • To generate specification
  • To generate initial design ideas
  • Introduce basic sewing skills: Threading needle, tying knots, tying off

Week 2

Textiles – Bookmark

  • To continue basic sewing skills
  • To practice new techniques on prototype: Running stich, Cross Stitch

Week 3

Textiles – Bookmark

  • To Design bookmark on dotted paper
  • To practice new techniques on prototype: Running stich, Cross Stitch

Week 4

Textiles – Bookmark

  • To start sewing design onto bookmark

Week 5

Textiles – Bookmark

  • To continue sewing design onto bookmark

Week 6

Textiles – Bookmark

  • To continue sewing design onto bookmark

Week 7

Textiles – Bookmark

  • To continue sewing design onto bookmark

Week 8

Textiles – Bookmark

  • To finish sewing design onto bookmark
  • To evaluate final design and product using a star profile

Week 1

Food Technology – Salad

  • To classify a variety of vegetables into groups

Week 2

Food Technology – Salad

  • To introduce the design brief
  • To generate specification
  • To introduce cutting techniques

Week 3

Food Technology – Salad

  • To learn and practice two new cutting techniques including Baton and Dice

Week 4

Food Technology – Salad

  • To learn and practice new cutting techniques including Chiffonade, Half Moon, Ribbon, Dice and Baton

Week 5

Food Technology – Salad

  • To plan and design our salad

Week 6

Food Technology – Salad

  • To prepare and plate salad
  • To evaluate final design and product using a star profile

Week 1

RM – Chair

  • To introduce the design brief
  • To complete initial visual research
  • To generate specification
  • To generate initial design ideas

Week 2

RM – Chair

  • To measure and cut wood for chair

Week 3

RM – Chair

  • To measure and cut wood for chair

Week 4

RM – Chair

  • To measure and cut wood for chair
  • To sand wood for chair
  • To start the gluing process of chair (Seat)

Week 5

RM – Chair

  • To continue the gluing process of chair (back legs)
  • To complete Initial design ideas

Week 6

RM – Chair

  • To continue the gluing process of chair (front legs)
  • To develop design ideas
  • To create the final design

Week 7

RM – Chair

  • To paint the chair
  • To evaluate final design and product using a star profile

Week 1

First Week Back – No Specialist Teaching

Week 2

Textiles – Embroidered printed fabric inspired by the Yanomami tribe

  • To introduce the design brief
  • To complete initial visual research
  • To generate specification
  • To generate initial design ideas

Week 4

Textiles – Embroidered printed fabric inspired by the Yanomami tribe

  • Introduce basic sewing skills
  • To generate final design
  • To transfer final design onto polystyrene tile

Week 3

Textiles – Embroidered printed fabric inspired by the Yanomami tribe

  • To print design onto fabric (Binca)
  • To practice sewing skills

Week 5

Textiles – Embroidered printed fabric inspired by the Yanomami tribe

  • To embroider a running stitched boarder onto printed Binca
  • Extension: Design additional embroidered element

Week 6

Textiles – Embroidered printed fabric inspired by the Yanomami tribe

  • To complete embroidery
  • Extension: Design additional embroidered element
  • To sew additional design element

Week 7

Textiles – Embroidered printed fabric inspired by the Yanomami tribe

  • To complete embroidery
  • To evaluate final design and product using a star profile

Week 1

Food – Sandwiches

  • To discuss and define the characteristics of a sandwich
    (explore the history of sandwiches)

Week 2

Food – Sandwiches

  • To understand different food groups
    (introduce sandwich fillings)

 

Practical

  • Taste Panel

Week 3

Food – Sandwiches

  • To compare contrasting bread types
    (white, whole meal, gluten free, rye, sour dough)

 

Practical

  • Taste Panel

Week 4

Food – Sandwiches

  • To design sandwich using results from taste panel
    (write instructions)

 

Practical

  • Taste Panel

Week 5

Food – Sandwiches

  • To construct sandwich design

Week 6

Food – Sandwiches

  • To evaluate final design and product using a star profile

Week 1

RM – Robot

  • To introduce the design brief
  • To complete initial visual research
  • To generate specification
  • To generate measurements for our design ideas

Week 2

RM – Robot

  • To understand the health and safety requirements for basic woodwork
  • To measure and cut wood for robot

Week 3

RM – Robot

  • To measure and cut wood for robot
  • To understand the term ‘finishing techniques’
  • To sand the cut wooden pieces

Week 4

RM – Robot

  • To finish measuring and cutting wood for robot
  • To finish sanding wooden pieces
  • To add facial details and ‘hook and eye’ fittings to final piece

Week 5

RM – Robot

  • To finish final touches to product
  • To evaluate final design and product using a star profile

Week 1

First Week Back – No specialist teaching

Week 2

RM – Marble Maze

  • Introduce design brief and specification
  • To generate design ideas for marble maze

Week 3

RM – Marble Maze

  • To develop initial design ideas
  • To generate a scale model of final design idea

Week 4

RM – Marble Maze

  • To cut wooden dowel with accuracy using a Junior Hacksaw

Week 5

RM – Marble Maze

  • France residential and Harvest Festival rehearsal

Week 6

RM – Marble Maze

  • To perfect wood finishing techniques
    (sandpaper & adhesive)

Week 7

RM – Marble Maze

  • To complete construction
  • To evaluate final design and product using a star profile

Week 1

Food – Muffins

  • To define the purpose of each ingredient in  a basic muffin recipe
  • Predict next weeks results

Week 2

Food – Muffins

  • To prepare and bake a simple muffin recipe in groups
  • To understand the role each ingredient has on the integrity of the recipe

Week 3

Food – Muffins

  • To analyse the role of ingredients and their role within the recipe
  • To adapt basic recipe by adding additional ingredients

Week 4

Food – Muffins

  • To prepare and bake muffins
  • To complete taste panel of muffin

    Double lesson

Week 5

Food – Muffins

  • To prepare and bake muffins
  • To complete taste panel of muffinDouble lesson

Week 6

Food – Muffins

  • To evaluate final product using a star profile

Week 1

Textiles – Felt  monster

  • To introduce the design brief
  • To complete initial visual research
  • To generate specification
  • To generate measurements for our design ideas
  • Introduce basic sewing skills

Week 2

Textiles – Felt  monster

  • To understand the importance of pattern cutting
  • To complete design idea
  • To practice basic sewing skills

Week 3

Textiles – Felt  monster

  • To convert design idea to pattern paper
  • To transfer pattern onto felt with accuracy
  • To cut felt with accuracy
  • To pin felt together
  • To start sewing product together

Week 4

Textiles – Felt  monster

  • To sew product together
  • To insert stuffing and continue to complete sewing of product
  • To apply face, eyes, mouth etc. to product

Week 5

Textiles – Felt  monster

  • To finish sewing product together
  • To finish inserting stuffing and continue to complete sewing of product
  • To finish applying face, eyes, mouth etc. to product
  • To evaluate final design and product using a star profile

Week 1

RM – Morse Code Machine

  • To understand the main features of a Morse Code Machine
  • To introduce the design brief
  • To generate specification
  • To generate measurements for boarder and obstacles

Week 2

RM – Morse Code Machine

  • To cut lengths of wooden dowel with accuracy
  • To construct the circuit board

Week 3

RM – Morse Code Machine

  • To cut wood with accuracy using a Tenon Saw
  • To construct switch our switch

Week 4

RM – Morse Code Machine

  • To construct a parallel circuit
  • To finish sanding switch

Week 5

RM – Morse Code Machine

  • To construct a parallel circuit
  • To finish sanding switch

Week 6

RM – Morse Code Machine

  • To Construct switch (torsion spring) and attach circuit

Week 7

RM – Morse Code Machine

  • To glue switch to circuit board
  • To attach circuit to circuit board

Week 8

RM – Morse Code Machine

  • To test function of finished product
  • To evaluate final design and product using a star profile

Week 1

Textiles – Pencil Case

  • To introduce the design brief
  • To compare existing products
  • To generate specification

Week 2

Textiles – Pencil Case

  • To measure relevant equipment accurately
  • Use measurements to determine the dimensions of your product
  • To design and draw pattern for product

Week 3

Textiles – Pencil Case

  • To transfer pattern onto Calico
  • To cut pattern out of Calico
  • To start sewing product together

Week 4

Textiles – Pencil Case

  • To sew product together
  • To attach fastening
  • To add additional embroidered elements

Week 5

Textiles – Pencil Case

  • To complete sewing product together
  • To finish attaching fastening
  • To finish additional embroidered elements

Week 6

Textiles – Pencil Case

  • To evaluate final design and product using a star profile

Week 1

Food – Pasta

  • To introduce the design brief
  • To generate specification
  • To explore the History of Pasta
  • To discuss and define the characteristics of pasta

Week 2

Food – Pasta

  • To compare contrasting pasta varieties
  • Practical – Taste Panel
  • Gluten free
    Vegan
    Whole wheat
    Normal
    Lentil Pasta
  • Record results

Week 3

Rhos y Gwaliau

Week 4

Food – Pasta

  • To prepare a simple pasta recipe in groups
  • To understand the role each ingredient has on the integrity of the recipe

Week 5

Food – Pasta

  • To prepare and taste:
    Filled pasta
    RavioliSpinach and ricotta
    Cheese
    Pea and mint

Week 5

Food – Pasta

  • To prepare and taste basic Lasagne
  • To follow basic Lasagne recipe

Week 5

Food – Pasta

  • To evaluate progress across the project using a star profile

Beyond the Curriculum