Design Technology

AIMS OF THE DEPARTMENT
Design and Technology is a subject that aims to prepare pupils for today's world of rapidly changing technology.

At Alt Bridge the departments approach to Design and Technology is essentially based on the concept of 'Technology for all' and aims to challenge pupils to design and make creative products in 4 main areas: Resistant Materials, Graphics, Food Technology and Textiles.

Pupils will learn to think creatively and solve problems, as individuals and as member's of a team. They will work as a designer who looks for opportunities to design and make useful

products.

 

Pupils will learn how to design things and begin to understand why products are designed and styled as they are. They learn how to make products in a wide range of materials including: woods, plastics, metals, paper and card, using electronic components, fabric, designing and making in food.

Pupils will also learn how products have an effect on the world we live in and how they impact upon the environment and people to hopefully make the world a better place.

Ultimately we hope pupils learn how to become the designers and innovators of the future and have fun doing so!

 

Year 7
   
Autumn Health and Safety
Spring Tangram Project
Summer Boat Project

 

Year 8
   
Autumn Desk Top Clock Project
Spring Bird House Project
Summer Packaging Project

 

Year 9
   
Autumn Structures
Spring Trinket Box
Summer Moving Cam toy projec

 


D&T Homework Sheets

The Technology department endeavours to sets project style homework throughout the year. The homework will cover a broad breath and balance of design and technology topics allowing pupils to tailor them to their own interests. Whilst homework is totally voluntary the Technology department believes that it can be an excellent opportunity for parents to support learning and have an informed understanding of their own son or daughters learning in Design and Technology.

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Teaching and learning styles Department

The school uses a variety of teaching and learning styles in all lessons. The principal aim is to develop children's knowledge, skills and understanding in design and technology. Teachers ensure that the children apply their knowledge and understanding when developing ideas, planning and making products and then evaluating them.

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