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Curriculum Sequencing Documents - Technology

Most of the Design and Technology projects include all key themes as research, investigation, designing, making, technical knowledge and evaluation make up the assessment criteria. The level and depth intensify as the student progresses through the key stage due to the content and demand of each project. The sequencing is designed to reinforce and scaffold. Expectation of independence through progression is included ready for KS4.

Key themes - Research, Investigation, Designing, Making (application of knowledge), Risk (health and safety), Sustainability/environmental, Evaluation, Technical knowledge.

Skills - Independence, Transferrable skills, SMSC (culture, wider impact, team work, life skills).

Year 7 – programmes of study Year 8- programmes of study Year 9- programmes of study
Health and safety
Students are introduced to Technology during this 1st project. Health and safety are paramount so health and safety and basic Technology knowledge is incorporated – materials, tools and equipment.
Themes
Risk (health and safety), technical knowledgeSustainability/environmental
Skills
Independence, SMSC (culture, wider impact, team work, life skills).
Theory recovery
Students are currently recovering theory knowledge that has been lost during the pandemic.
Themes
Risk (health and safety), technical knowledgeSustainability/environmental
Skills
Independence, SMSC (culture, wider impact, team work, life skills).
Theory recovery
Students are currently recovering theory knowledge that has been lost during the pandemic.
Themes
Risk (health and safety), technical knowledgeSustainability/environmental
Skills
Independence, SMSC (culture, wider impact, team work, life skills).
Fridge magnet
Students begin their technology journey by designing and making a fridge magnet.
Themes
Research, Investigation, Designing, Making (application of knowledge),Risk (health and safety), Sustainability/environmental, Evaluation.
Skills
Independence, Transferrable skills across the curriculum, SMSC (culture, wider impact, team work, life skills)
Acrobat toy
Students design and make an acrobat toy. They are building on design and make skills and are introduced to mechanisms.
Themes
Research, Investigation, Designing, Making (application of knowledge), Risk (health and safety), Sustainability/environmental, Evaluation
Skills
Independence, Transferrable skills across the curriculum, SMSC (culture, wider impact, team work, life skills)
Clacker/rattle toy
Students make a rattle. They are building on design and make skills but are introduced to wood turning and planeing.
Themes
Research, Investigation, Designing, Making (application of knowledge), Risk (health and safety), Sustainability/environmental, Evaluation
Skills
Independence, Transferrable skills across the curriculum, SMSC (culture, wider impact, team work, life skills)
Handheld stamp
Students design and make a handheld stamp. They are introduced to new processes including vacuum forming, tools and equipment.
Themes
Research, Investigation, Designing, Making (application of knowledge),Risk (health and safety), Sustainability/environmental, Evaluation.
Skills
Independence, Transferrable skills across the curriculum, SMSC (culture, wider impact, team work, life skills)


Educational building blocks
Students design and make educational building blocks. They are building on design and make skills but are introduced to the graphics umbrella, surface developments, new tools and processes.
Themes
Research, Investigation, Designing, Making (application of knowledge), Risk (health and safety), Sustainability/environmental, Evaluation
Skills
Independence, Transferrable skills across the curriculum, SMSC (culture, wider impact, team work, life skills)
Name/desk plaque
Students design and make a name/desk plaque. They are building on design and make skills. They are introduced to CAD/CAM.
Themes
Research, Investigation, Designing, Making (application of knowledge), Risk (health and safety), Sustainability/environmental, Evaluation
Skills
Independence, Transferrable skills across the curriculum, SMSC (culture, wider impact, team work, life skills)

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