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 Sequence and Progression

Autumn

Y3

Textiles

  • Bookmark

Y4

Textiles

  • Yanoomami square

Y5

Resistant Materials

  • Moon buggy

Y6

Resistant Materials

  • Morse code machine

Spring

Y3

Food Technology

  • Prepare a plate of salad

Y4

Food Technology

  • Bread and sandwich making

Y5

Food Technology

  • Muffins

Y6

Textiles

  • CAD design and tote bag

Summer

Y3

Resistant Materials

  • Chairs

Y4

Resistant Materials

  • Marble Maze

Y5

Textiles

  • Felt monster

Y6

Food Technology

  • Pasta making

Curriculum – weekly lessons

Week 1

Outcome

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

Week 2

Outcome

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

Week 3

Outcome

  • To design bookmark on dotted paper
  • To practice new techniques on prototype: Running stich, Back stitch, Half Cross stitch, Cross Stitch

Week 4

Outcome

  • Visual Evalutation as a class
  • To start sewing design onto bookmark

Week 5

Outcome

  • To continue sewing design onto bookmark

Week 6

Outcome

  • To finish sewing design onto bookmark

Week 7

Outcome

  • To continue sewing design onto bookmark

Week 8

Outcome

  • To evaluate final design and product using a star profile

Week 1

Outcome

  • To classify a variety of vegetables into groups

Week 2

Outcome

  • To know the seasonality of a variety of fruits and vegetables

Week 3

Outcome

  • To introduce the design brief
  • To generate a specification
  • To learn and practice two new cutting techniques, including: baton and dice

Week 4

Outcome

  • To learn and practice new cutting techniques, including: bridge and claw method, baton, dice, chiffonade, slice and ribbon

Week 5

Outcome

  • To plan and design our salad

Week 6

Outcome

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

Week 1

Outcome

  • To introduce the design brief
  • To complete initial visual research (art nouveau, arts and crafts, art deco, Bauhaus)
  • To generate specification
  • To generate initial design ideas

Week 2

Outcome

  • To measure and cut wood for chair
  • Health and Safety demonstration

Week 3

Outcome

  • To measure and cut wood for chair
  • Visual evaluation whole class

Week 4

Outcome

  • To measure and cut wood for chair
  • To sand wood for chair
  • Introduce adhesives, start gluing chair

Week 5

Outcome

  • To continue the gluing process of chair
  • To complete chair design ideas

Week 6

Outcome

  • Paint chair
  • Complete Evaluation

Week 1

Rules, expectations and presentation

Week 2

Outcome

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

Week 4

Outcome

  • Recap basic sewing skills (running  stitch, back stitch, half cross stitch, cross stitch)
  • To generate final design with sewn boarder
  • Visual evaluation whole class
  • To transfer final design onto polystyrene tile

Week 3

Outcome

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

Week 5

Outcome

  • To embroider  boarder onto printed Binca

Week 6

Outcome

  • To continue embroidery

 

Extension

  • To design an additional embroidered element

Week 7

Outcome

  • To complete embroidery

 

Extension

  • To design an additional embroidered element
  • To sew an additional design element

Week 8

Outcome

  • To evaluate final design and end product using star profile

Week 1

Outcome

  • To introduce the design brief
  • To discuss and define the characteristics of a sandwich
  • To explore the history of sandwiches
  • To understand different food groups and their importance in relation to our brief

Week 2

Outcome

  • To compare contrasting bread types.(White, whole meal, 50/50, gluten free, rye, sour dough. flat bread)
  • How is bread made?

 

Practical

  • Taste Panel

Week 3

Outcome

  • Introduce filling ingredients (dairy, vegan, fruit and veg, fats and sugars)
  • Taste panel – curated combinations
  • To design own sandwich using results from taste panel
  • Exploded diagram

Week 4

Practical – 2 lessons combined

  • Morning lesson to make dough and let rise (30min lesson)
  • Come back after an hour and shape into rolls, do second rise (15 min lesson)
  • Bake them over lunch
  • Once cooled children construct sandwich
  • Complete taste panel (60 min lesson)

Week 5

Practical – 2 lessons combined

  • Morning lesson to make dough and let rise (30min lesson)
  • Come back after an hour and shape into rolls, do second rise (15 min lesson)
  • Bake them over lunch
  • Once cooled children construct sandwich
  • Complete taste panel (60 min lesson)

Week 6

Outcome

  • To evaluate final design and product using a star profile
  • Quiz

Week 1

Outcome

  • To investigate the history of toys
  • Design styles  1940- 2000

Week 2

Outcome

  • To introduce design brief and Specification
  • To generate design ideas for marble maze

Week 3

Outcome

  • To generate a scale model of final design idea

Week 4

Outcome

  • To cut wooden dowel with accuracy using a Junior Hacksaw

Week 5

Outcome

  • To perfect wood finishing techniques. (sandpaper & adhesive)

Week 6

Outcome

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

Week 1

Rules, expectations and presentation

Week 2

Week 3

Week 4

Week 5

France residential and Harvest Festival rehearsal

Week 6

Week 7

Week 8

Week 1

Outcome

  • To define the purpose of each ingredient in a basic muffin recipe
  • History of baking

Week 2

Outcome

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

Week 3

Outcome

  • To analyse results of baking experiment
  • To design own muffin recipe

Week 4

Outcome

  • To prepare and bake own healthy muffin recipe in groups
  • To complete a taste panel for your muffin(Double Lesson)

Week 5

Outcome

  • To prepare and bake own healthy muffin recipe in groups
  • To complete a taste panel for your muffin(Double Lesson)

Week 6

Outcome

  • To evaluate final product using a star profile

Week 1

Outcome

  • 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

Outcome

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

Week 3

Outcome

  • 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

Outcome

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

Week 5

Outcome

  • To finish sewing product together
  • To finish inserting stuffing and continue to complete sewing of product

Week 6

Outcome

  • To finish applying face, eyes, mouth etc. to product
  • To evaluate final design and product using a star profile

Week 1

Outcome

  • 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

Outcome

  • To cut lengths of wooden dowel with accuracy using a junior hacksaw
  • To construct the circuit board

Week 3

Outcome

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

Week 4

Outcome

  • To use adhesive accurately
  • To glue circuit board in place
  • To apply finishing techniques (sanding) to switch

Week 5

Outcome

  • To construct a parallel circuit
  • To finish sanding switch

Week 6

Outcome

  • To construct switch (torsion spring) and attach circuit
  • To glue switch to circuit board
  • To attach circuit to circuit board

Week 7

Outcome

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

Week 1

Outcome

  • To introduce the design brief
  • To compare existing products
  • To generate specification
  • Generate initial design ideas

Week 2

Outcome

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

Week 3

Outcome

  • To transfer pattern onto Calico
  • Recap sewing skills
  • Introduce cotton thread, needles, demonstrate back stitch

Week 4

Outcome

  • To start sewing product together
  • To attach fastening

 

Extension

  • Add additional embroidered elements

Week 5

Outcome

  • To complete sewing product together
  • To finish attaching fastening

 

Extension

  • Finish additional embroidered elements

Week 6

Outcome

  • To complete sewing product together
  • To finish attaching fastening

 

Extension

  • Finish additional embroidered elements
  • To evaluate final design and product using a star profile

Week 1

Outcome

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

Week 2

Outcome

  • To examine the characteristics of a pasta recipe
  • Egg whites, egg yolks, water: Identifying the best source of hydration

Week 3

Rhos y Gwaliau

Week 4

Outcome

  • To describe and demonstrate how to make fresh pasta in groups(Make dough to be used next week)

Week 5

Outcome

  • To describe and demonstrate how to create tagliatelle
  • Roll out Pasta from last week

Week 5

Outcome

  • To complete evaluation using a star profile
  • Complete end of topic quiz

Beyond the National Curriculum