Technology

Technology
 
Design and technology is a fantastically practical and relevant subject for everyday life.  Pupils are encouraged to use their originality and innovation to tackle real life dilemmas and create realistic and workable solutions within a variety of scenarios. In doing so, pupils at Highfield Middle School amass a wide range of skills and insight within the fields of design, art, technology and engineering whilst also finely tuning their
Maths skills and knowledge too.

Curriculum Overview

PROJECTS for 2018/2019

YEAR 5

TERM

STRANDS

PROJECT NAME

Autumn 1&2 (12wks)

Textiles

Emoji Keyring

Autumn 2  Spring 1 (6wks)

RM

Night lights*

Spring 1 & 2 (8wks)

RM

Wooden desk/door sign

LITAC: Step by step instructions how to make sign.

Summer 1

Food

Food Packaging

 

Summer 2

Food

Basic skills: fruit & vegetables

Smoothies

 

YEAR 6

TERM

STRANDS

PROJECT NAME

Autumn 1&2 (13wks)

Textiles

Roald Dahl Hand Puppet

LITAC: Descriptive writing about hand puppet.

Spring 1 & 2 (12wks)

RM

Wooden travel game.

LITAC: rules how to play game.

Summer 1&2 (12 wks)

Food

Basic skills: fruit & vegetables

Eatwell Guide

 

 

YEAR 7 (6 week rotation)

Autumn/Spring

Textiles

Logo cushion*

 

RM (plastics)

Phone Holder

Spring/Summer

Food

Effects of sugar on the body; alternatives to sugar; Eatwell guide.

LITAC: create an information booklet encouraging healthier eating by reducing sugar. Use persuasive writing.

Basic skills: Budget menus

 

RM/DT (wood)

Bridges project*

 

YEAR 8 (6 week rotation)

Autumn/Spring

Textiles

Sock monkey/monster

LITAC: create an adventure story about the secret life of your sock monkey.

 

RM (wood)

Bird Boxes

Spring/Summer

Food

Healthy Eating 2

Superfoods;  A-Z of unusual ingredients

 

RM/DT(plastics)

Desk tidy*

Mrs E Andreou

Technology Lead