Design Technology

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Autumn/Spring

 

Pupils will do two 9 week projects on rotation.

Resistant Materials

Pupils will design and make a decorative light.  They will learn how to solder by making a simple circuit.  They will learn how to vacuum form and will build upon CAD/CAM skills learnt in year 6 by designing their light on 2D design software which will be produced on the laser cutter.  Pupils will be introduced to 3D CAD drawing using Google SketchUp.

 

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Food/Textiles

In food, pupils will learn about healthy foods through the making of soups and a pasta dish, which will contribute to their bronze challenge.  They will use the Eatwell plate to ensure their dishes are nutritionally balanced.

Spring/Summer

Pupils will do two 9 week projects on rotation.

Resistant Materials

Pupils will learn about mechanisms and develop their skills using a wide range of tools and machines by designing and making a simple pull-along wooden toy.  2D and 3D CAD skills will be developed alongside this project.

 

Textiles

In textiles, pupils will research the 1960s and design and make a fabric picture using images from that era. CAD/CAM is introduced through the use of the embroidery machine, the laser cutter and sublimation printing.

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