Watermill School, Turnhurst Road,

Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, ST6 6JZ

School Tel: (01782) 883737   INSPIRE Tel: (01782) 883777

Headteacher: Mr J May

Design Technology

Design and Technology KS3

The following areas are explored during KS3: Yr7, Yr8, &Y9

All projects will follow the design process (as a whole concept or emphasis on a particular part which will include understanding and developing a brief, producing a specification, ideas, final idea, production and evaluation of the outcome. Some projects will be individual and some will require group or team work. All pupils will be expected to evaluate their work and others to the best of their ability. Pupils will be actively encouraged to develop mathematical skills through using and applying in measuring, mm, cm, & m). Pupils will also be encouraged to use more complex vocabulary to describe equipment and processes. This will also be developed in the written content whenever possible. All projects are adapted to suit the pupils learning ability.

Food

Pupils will develop knowledge of healthy eating through the production of a range of products that require the use of fresh fruit and vegetables these will be used in dishes that are based on healthy snacks or meals and can be made at home also after instruction. These meals will develop an understanding of the “eat well plate” and five fruit and vegetable a day concept. Pupils experience a range of food production processes that require them to develop skills using common kitchen utensils such as chopping boards, knives, spoon, forks, mixing bowels etc. As they progress they will be expected to use electric & gas cookers, micro- wave and dish washer. They will develop food hygiene skills and understanding of safe practice in a food environment. They will also develop skills and understanding of hand made products, simple batch production and the concept of mass production for a specific group, use or customer. Pupils will develop and use mathematical skills such as weight (mass. g), time (minutes) and temperature (deg. c, gas mark etc.). They will explore hot & cool food combinations, using baking , mixing, boiling, poaching, toasting and cooking

Control and Mechanisms

Pupils will develop an understanding of simple systems that us on and off inputs and then develop skills to produce more complex systems that require inputs and outputs such as two way traffic lights. The will use inputs, outputs and time delays. Pupils will develop knowledge and understanding of basic structures such as rigid frame works, triangular frame works, chassis, and shell structures, buy constructing bridges, towers and their own resistive projects. They will use a variety of materials ranging from paper and card through to wood and metal as appropriate

Graphics

Pupils will in all projects have the opportunity to develop skills in sketching, adding labels and showing work in 2D and 3D form. They will experience and develop skills in design sketching ideas that lead to a final design and use informal and formal methods including orthographic, isometric and some CAD graphics.

Resistive Materials

Pupils will using their knowledge of the design process to turn concepts and ideas into usable items  They will gain experience using basic and more complex hand tools and then some machine tools. Pupils will use broad range of materials (such as card, wood, plastic, and metal) to turn their ideas and designs into a product will use standard and non-standard measure and develop skills to use cm, mm accurately and experience a wide range of technical vocabulary. All pupils will have opportunities to evaluate and discuss outcomes and possible improvements.

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Design and Technology KS3

The following areas are explored during KS3: Yr7, Yr8, &Y9

All projects will follow the design process (as a whole concept or emphasis on a particular part which will include understanding and developing a brief, producing a specification, ideas, final idea, production and evaluation of the outcome. Some projects will be individual and some will require group or team work. All pupils will be expected to evaluate their work and others to the best of their ability. Pupils will be actively encouraged to develop mathematical skills through using and applying in measuring, mm, cm, & m). Pupils will also be encouraged to use more complex vocabulary to describe equipment and processes. This will also be developed in the written content whenever possible. All projects are adapted to suit the pupils learning ability.

Food

Pupils will develop knowledge of healthy eating through the production of a range of products that require the use of fresh fruit and vegetables these will be used in dishes that are based on healthy snacks or meals and can be made at home also after instruction. These meals will develop an understanding of the “eat well plate” and five fruit and vegetable a day concept. Pupils experience a range of food production processes that require them to develop skills using common kitchen utensils such as chopping boards, knives, spoon, forks, mixing bowels etc. As they progress they will be expected to use electric & gas cookers, micro- wave and dish washer. They will develop food hygiene skills and understanding of safe practice in a food environment. They will also develop skills and understanding of hand made products, simple batch production and the concept of mass production for a specific group, use or customer. Pupils will develop and use mathematical skills such as weight (mass. g), time (minutes) and temperature (deg. c, gas mark etc.). They will explore hot & cool food combinations, using baking , mixing, boiling, poaching, toasting and cooking

Control and Mechanisms

Pupils will develop an understanding of simple systems that us on and off inputs and then develop skills to produce more complex systems that require inputs and outputs such as two way traffic lights. The will use inputs, outputs and time delays. Pupils will develop knowledge and understanding of basic structures such as rigid frame works, triangular frame works, chassis, and shell structures, buy constructing bridges, towers and their own resistive projects. They will use a variety of materials ranging from paper and card through to wood and metal as appropriate

Graphics

Pupils will in all projects have the opportunity to develop skills in sketching, adding labels and showing work in 2D and 3D form. They will experience and develop skills in design sketching ideas that lead to a final design and use informal and formal methods including orthographic, isometric and some CAD graphics.

Resistive Materials

Pupils will using their knowledge of the design process to turn concepts and ideas into usable items  They will gain experience using basic and more complex hand tools and then some machine tools. Pupils will use broad range of materials (such as card, wood, plastic, and metal) to turn their ideas and designs into a product will use standard and non-standard measure and develop skills to use cm, mm accurately and experience a wide range of technical vocabulary. All pupils will have opportunities to evaluate and discuss outcomes and possible improvements.