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Design and Technology

Design Technology Leader

 

Miss Knowles

An outline of the design and technology coverage at Holden Clough:

 

What the National Curriculum requires in design and technology at KS1:

When designing and making, pupils should be taught to:

Design

  • design purposeful, functional appealing products for themeselves and others based on design criteria
  • generate, develop, model and communicate their ideas through talking, drawing, templates, mock ups and where appropriate, information and communication technology

Make

  • select from and use a range of tools and equipment to perform practical tasks [for example, cutting, shaping, joining and finishing]
  • select from an use a wide range of materials and components, including construction materials, textiles and ingredients, according to their characteristics

Evaluate

  • explore and evaluate a range of existing products
  • evaluate their ideas and products against design criteria

Technical knowledge

  • build structures, exploring how they can be made stronger, stiffer and more stable
  • explore and use mechanisms [for example, levers, sliders, wheels and axles] in their products

Cooking and nutrition

  • use the basic principles of a healthy and varied diet to prepare dishes
  • understand where food comes from

 

 

What the National Curriculum requires in design and technology at KS2:

When designing and making, pupils should be taught to:

Design

  • use research and develop design criteria to inform the design of innovative, functional, appealing products that are fit for purpose, aimed at particular individuals or groups
  • generate, develop, model and communicate their ideas through discussion, annotated sketches, cross-sectional and exploded diagrams, prototypes, pattern pieces and computer-aided design

Make

  • select from and use a range of tools and equipment to perform practical tasks [for example, cutting, shaping, joining and finishing] accurately
  • select from and use a wide range of materials and components, including construction materials, textiles and ingredients, according to their functional properties and aesthetic qualities 

Evaluate

  • investigate and analyse a range of existing products
  • evaluate their ideas and products against their own design criteria and consider the views of others to help improve their work
  • understand how key events and individuals in design and technology have helped shape the world

Technical knowledge

  • apply their understanding of how to strengthen, stiffen and reinforce more complex structures
  • understand and use mechanical systems in their products [for example gears, pulleys,  cams, levers and linkages]
  • understand and use electrical systems in their products [for example, series circuits incorporating switches, bulbs, buzzers and motors]
  • apply their understanding of computing to program, monitor and control their products

Cooking and nutrition

  • understand and apply the principles of a healthy and varied diet
  • prepare and cook a variety of predominately savoury dishes using a range of cooking techniques
  • understand seasonality, and know where and how a variety of ingredients are grown, reared, caught and processed

2017-2018

Year 3 - Making Volcanoes

As part of their topic about rocks Year 3 have created their own volcanos! They used plastic bottles and paper mache to create the structures before exploding them! Fantastic job Year 3!

Enterprise Week - Autumn Term

 

Monday 4th December to Friday 8th December was 'Enterprise Week' at Holden Clough. Following a systematic approach through the support of the 'TASC Wheel,  a universal, inclusive, and well-proven framework for teaching, problem-solving and thinking skills, the children had to produce a product they had to design and make a product to sell at the Christmas fair. Below are some pictures of the amazing products the children produced.

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Year 6 - Christmas Eve Plates

Year 5 - Marshmellow candy cane treats

Year 4 - Christmas poms

Year 3 - Christmas cups and coasters

Year 1TK - scrumptious gingerbread men

Receptions Magic Wands

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Reception have been looking at the story 'Room on the Broom' by Julia Donaldson. In their workshop the have been using sticks and different materials to make wands. These were then used in their maths session to make comparisons exploring the language of longer and shorter. 

Year 1TK's Stick Men

Year 1 have been studying the story of Stick Man by Julia Donaldson so  decided to make their own Stick Man in their creative area to retell the story with. They used lots of different materials to join our Stick Men together, such as: ribbons, tape, pipe cleaners and feathers. We think you'll agree that they look fantastic!

2016-2017

Year 2 designed and made their own sock puppets as part of their dragon topic. They look amazing!

2015-2016

Year 1 D & T - Bird Feeders

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During their plants and birds topic Year 1 decided to make their own bird feeders to attract common UK birds. First they needed to plan what their feeder would have in it by researching what the birds ate. After using the internet they found out that most common UK birds ate a variety of seeds or dried fruits.  Above you can see picture of how the feeders were made. First a cutter was used to make a hole in the middle of the bread, they then threaded string through the hole and tied it so the feeder could be hung up. After that they spread peanut butter on the bread so that the fruits and seeds had something to stick to. Next they picked the seeds/fruits they had found from their research; pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, crushed peanuts and dried raisins and placed them carefully on to the bread. Once they were happy with the lay out of their seeds they used the palm of their hands to press the seeds down so they wouldn't fall off! It was very messy and sticky work but as you can see below the birds ended up with a vary tasty treat!

Year 1 have had lots of fun making our own clay animals to link with our animals topic. First we researched the animals and created a report in our talk partners and then we designed our animal and we decided which 3D shapes we would need to make with the clay to make our animals.

 

It was a bit tricky to blend the clay together and some of our animals have had some casualties but we know that next time we use clay, we need to make sure we blend the pieces together using lots of water! 

 

Year 4 D & T - Pizza Making!

Year 3 had great fun creating volcanoes as part of their 'What makes the Earth Angry?' topic!

There have been eruptions in Year 3 today...

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There have been eruptions in Year 3 today...

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Year 1 - Moving Vehicles!

Year 1 have been working hard to design, create and evaluate their vehicles!

KS2 had fun at Christmas designing and creating a moving sleigh for the annual sleigh races

Places available for Nursery - September 2018. For more information please contact the school office.
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