Design and Technology

Teachers

  • Emily Hall, Director of Learning
  • Emma Andrews,  Assistant Director of Learning
  • Tara Hobson
  • Jordan Passco

Design & Technology at HCC will equip young people with the life skills and capabilities to engage with the working world and deal with real life practical challenges. The knowledge delivered and experiences provided will develop students into innovative, resourceful, and capable citizens.

Students will appreciate the need for safety within the realms of various Design & Technology environments, using strategies and techniques to keep themselves and others safe whilst using equipment, materials, and ingredients through project-based learning.

Resilience will be a key feature of students within Design & Technology, with lessons drawing from cross curricular disciplines such as Maths, Science, Computing, Art & Food and Nutrition, as we look to support the development of the student.

Year 7

Topics (Term 1-6)Content LearntHigh Performing students will:
Design Technology:
Students will produce a wooden ‘creature feature’ photo or list holder
Health & safety in the workshop: To build confidence, competence, and independence in the workshop.
Wood theory – softwood/hardwood.
Design and make a unique product using the Design process.
3D drawing – isometric/oblique.
Safe use of DT equipment.
Production plan, self and peer Evaluation.
Practical Workshop skills: Measuring, marking out, using pillar drill (drilling holes), using belt sander (sanding), using a bench hook with Tenon saw and Coping saw, using files, finishing processes – sandpaper, wet & dry.
Planning for progress: Home Learning: Health & Safety poster. Creature feature Mood board. Joining and finishing techniques, Practical assessment, Summative end of unit test.
Support their learning with a wide variety of information on the internet:
• Introductions into materials https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R8EV8R8f5Tw
• Deforestation animation https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nUstYj4o2VQ
• Deforestation geographic https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ic-J6hcSKa8
• Difference between hard woods & soft woods https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-REVw7qjSoQ
• Health & safety in a workshop animation https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZeF6kfm4nIA Further reading:
• Materials http://www.technologystudent.com/designpro/matintro1.htm
Extension task: Can you produce a poster titled “The wood on my way to school…”
Food Technology:
Students cover principles of food hygiene, health & safety, knife skills and healthy eating
Food Hygiene, Health & Safety: storing, handling, and cooking food.
To build confidence, competence, and independence in the kitchen.
Kitchen Health & Safety: using equipment.
Heathy eating.
Safe use of the Food room equipment.
Evaluation of products.
Practical lessons linked to topic: Knife skills: Crudité & dip. Use of hob: Egg mayo sandwich. Use of hob and grill: Omelette. Use of knife, hob & blender: Leek & potato soup. Use of hob & knife: Pasta salad. Use of knife, hob & temperature probe: Kebabs. Use of oven: Anzac biscuits. Use of knife & oven: Mini pizzas.
Planning for progress: Home Learning: Washing up. 8 Healthy eating tips. 5 Food groups + Fibre, practical assessment, summative end of unit test
• Food Safety
https://www.food.gov.uk/food-safety
• Fruit or Vegetable Quiz https://play.howstuffworks.com/quiz/is-it-a-fruit-a-vegetable
• Jamie Oliver’s FoodTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LMfdYX-krX4
• 11-14 healthy Eating and much more https://www.foodafactoflife.org.uk/
Extension task: Design and make your own batch of bread rolls – think about different flavours and toppings you could add to them.
Textiles:
Students will make a soft ‘Ugly’ toy
Health & Safety in the Textiles studio.
To build confidence, competence and independence in the studio.
To use the Design process – designing based on a chosen theme – planning for progress.
Template and pattern making.
Safe use of Textiles equipment.
Production plan, self and peer evaluation.
Practical Textiles Studio skills: Using an electric sewing machine, designing, applique decoration, making a template, using paper and fabric scissors, hand stitching, stuffing, and finishing techniques.
Planning for progress: Home Learning: Health & Safety poster, toy product analysis, mood board, practical assessment, summative end of unit test.
Planning for progress: Home Learning: Health & Safety poster, toy product analysis, mood board, practical assessment, summative end of unit test.
BBC Bite Size
https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/guides/z6t26yc/revision/1
• YouTube: How dolls are made https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W2_FF1paBew
• Industrial Loom https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TyhDkd8Iabs
Extension task: Design and make a felt finger puppet based on a theme, and decorate it using applique.

Year 8

Design Technology:
Students will produce a passive speaker
Health & safety in a workshop.
To build confidence, competence, and independence in the workshop.
Design based on a theme using the design process – planning for progress.
Consideration of its economic and sustainable footprint.
Use the 6R’s of sustainability.
Draw in 3D using Isometric drawing.
Safe use of DT equipment.
Production plan, self and peer evaluation.
Practical Workshop skills: measuring, marking out, using pillar drill (drilling holes), using belt sander (sanding), using a Bench hook & Tenon saw, Coping saw, using a flat file or rounded file, finishing processes – sandpaper, hole saw, Engineering square.
Planning for progress: Home Learning: 2R’s Reuse Recycle. Measure twice, cut once. History of music players, practical assessment, summative end of unit test.
• Introductions into materials https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R8EV8R8f5Tw
• Safety in a workshop animation https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZeF6kfm4nIA
• Further reading: Materials http://www.technologystudent.com/designpro/matintro1.htm
Extension task: Can you write a report titled “Tired Old Thing”. Look around your home and find something that you might be able to ‘up-cycle’. Is there something that could be better used or turned into something else? Send sketch ideas and photos.
Food technology:
Students cover principles of healthy eating, good nutrition, and breakfast
Food Hygiene, Health & Safety: storing, handling, and cooking food.
The importance of breakfast, healthy eating and nutrition following the Eatwell Guide.
To build confidence, competence, and independence in the kitchen.
Traffic light labelling.
Product disassembly.
Enzymic Browning.
Engineering a recipe.
Safe use of the Food room equipment.
Evaluation of products.
Practical lessons linked to topic include: Risotto, easy macaroni cheese, homemade burger, Fajitas, tuna pasta, fruit crumble, mini pancakes.
Planning for progress: Home Learning: Bacteria, snack attack, pasta research, practical assessment, summative end of unit test.
Nutrition, digestion & excretion https://www.bbc.com/bitesize/topics/zf339j6
• British Nutrition Foundation
https://www.nutrition.org.uk/healthyliving/healthydiet.
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www.news.bbc.co.uk
www.bccca.org.uk
www.nutrition.org.uk www.foodforum.org.uk www.foodtech.org.uk
www.bhf.org.uk
Extension task: Modify your Tuna Pasta recipe and turn it into either: A Lasagne or pasta bake, send your teacher your finished photographs.
Textiles:
Students will make a cushion cover inspired by the abstract artists Robert and Sonia Delaunay
Health & Safety in the Textiles studio.
To build confidence, competence, and independence in the studio.
Design based on a theme using the design process – planning for progress.
Use of decorative techniques – fabric paint, applique, machine embroidery.
Pattern making/using a template.
Safe use of textiles equipment.
Production plan, self and peer Evaluation.
Practical Textiles Studio skills: Designing, drawing & colouring, using a ‘window’ to isolate designs, enlarging, and decreasing drawings, fabric paint, electric sewing machine, pattern making, using a template, applique, machine embroidery.
Planning for progress: Home Learning: Delaunay research. Product analysis. Fabric embellishments, practical assessment, summative end of unit test.
BBC Bite Size
https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/guides/zfr3rwx/revision/1
• The Spring-Summer 2019 Haute Couture Collection Know-how — CHANEL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KAo_Bo4xQLk
• Extension task: Paint like Delaunay, watch the video for inspiration…and then give your own picture a go.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bOntzBhAB0w

Year 9

Design Technology:
Students will create a mechanical cam toy
Health & safety in the workshop.
Building confidence and skills using practical workshop skills in a wood-based setting.
Building upon knowledge gained in Physics lessons covering forces, levers, mechanisms, gears, and cams.
Design and make a unique product using the Design process – planning for progress.
Improving accuracy in marking out and measuring.
Using hand tools and machinery to improve quality of outcome.
Safe use of DT equipment.
Production plan, self and peer Evaluation.
Practical Workshop skills: Coping Saw, belt sanding, using the Fret Saw to cut out complex shapes, filing and sanding, finishing techniques using paints and stains.
Planning for progress: Home Learning: Types of mechanisms. Isometric & Orthographic drawing. Prototypes and modelling, practical assessment, summative end of unit test.
• Technology Student https://www.technologystudent.com/gears1/geardex1.htm
https://www.technologystudent.com/cams/camdex.htm
• BBC Bitesize
https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/guides/zbt26yc/revision/1
•Repair shop
https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episodes/b08l581p/the-repair-shop
Extension task: Design marketing materials and packaging for your cam toy, looking at how to protect delicate moving parts of a toy when it is transported.
Food Technology:
Students cover principles of using raising agents in cooking
Food Hygiene, Health & Safety: storing, handling, and cooking food.
To build confidence, competence, and independence in the kitchen.
The function of ingredients.
The use of raising agents – biological (yeast), chemical (baking powder), mechanical/ physical (air and steam).
Safe use of the Food room equipment.
Evaluation of products.
Practical lessons linked to topic include: Scones, Cauliflower cheese (Roux sauce), Fairy cakes, Shortcrust pastry to make Quiche Lorraine, Swiss roll, mini-Toad-in- the-Hole, Sausage Rolls.
Planning for progress: Home Learning: Linda’s ‘dirty’ Café. Healthy or Not? Cake making methods, practical assessment, summative end of unit test.
BBC Bitesize https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zrdtsbk/resources/1 https://www.nhs.uk/change4life www.eattheseasons.co.uk www.foodloversbritain.com www.bhf.org.uk https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-37511554
• Great British Bake off, Junior Bake off, specials
https://www.channel4.com/programmes/the-great-british-bake-off
• Bake off The Professionals
https://www.channel4.com/programmes/bake-off-the-professionals
Extension task: Truth about sugar. Find out by talking to people and researching into several supermarket foods how much sugar is in products and/or people consume. https://www.bbcgoodfood.com/howto/guide/why-sugar-bad
Textiles:
Students will make a ‘designer’ bag
Health & Safety in the Textiles studio.
To build confidence, competence, and independence in the studio.
Creative designing based on a theme using the Design process – planning for progress.
Pattern making/using a template.
Safe use of Textiles equipment.
Production plan, self and peer Evaluation.
Practical Textiles Studio skills: Designing, drawing & colouring, electric sewing machine, pattern making, using a template, applique, machine embroidery
Planning for progress: Home Learning: Art style. 6R’s Recycling Upcycling. Design H&M ‘Bag for Life’ practical assessment, summative end of unit test.
Great British Sewing Bee
https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b03myqj2/episodes/player
• Keep Crafting & Carry On
https://www.channel4.com/programmes/kirstie-keep-crafting-and-carry-on
Extension task: Design and make a phone case to go with your ‘Designer’ Bag – how will you attach it to your bag? Is there a designated pocket for it? Does it clip on to a key ring? Etc.