Gilbert Inglefield Academy

Design Technology Curriculum Overview 2018-2019 

Head of Art &  Design Technology: Mrs. S. Cromack
Email Address: zcromack@gilbertinglefield.org

Design Technology is an inspiring, rigorous and practical subject that includes Product Design, Textiles and Food Technology. Using creativity and imagination, pupils design and make products that solve real and relevant problems within a variety of contexts, considering their own and others’ needs, wants and values. They acquire a broad range of subject knowledge and draw on disciplines such as mathematics, science, engineering, computing and art.

 Pupils learn how to take risks, becoming resourceful, innovative, enterprising and capable citizens. Through the evaluation of past and present design and technology, they develop a critical understanding of its impact on daily life and the wider world. Design and Technology prepares pupils to think, design and manufacture creatively to enhance the quality of life in an ever changing world. The subject encourages pupils to become resourceful, independent and creative problem solvers, as individuals and as members of a team.

 Gilbert Inglefield Academy has a fully equipped specialist Design Technology department including a Design Studio, Workshop, and food room. In year 5 and 6 pupils are taught the basics of Designing, making and evaluating as well learning new technical skills and knowledge using a variety of materials, ingredients, techniques and processes.

 In year 7 and 8 we expand on the technical skills and knowledge learnt in key stage 2 by extending projects and adding constraints to design briefs. Projects are often based on a design era or artistic movement to give a theme to the project and help pupils to avoid fixation and encourage research. Electronics is also introduced in key stage 3 challenging pupils and expanding their technical skills and knowledge. Food technology also becomes more challenging combining different skills and elements of dishes and having to adapt and change recipes to suit different dietary needs. 

Year 5

Autumn Term

Spring Term

Summer Term

Design Technology

Photo frame, key ring, drawing skills.

Photo frame, key ring, drawing skills.

Photo frame, key ring, drawing skills

Food Technology

Food hygiene, safe practice in the food room, knife skills, using the hob and oven. Recipes involving bread and fruit.

Food hygiene, safe practice in the food room, knife skills, using the hob and oven. Recipes involving bread and fruit.

Food hygiene, safe practice in the food room, knife skills, using the hob and oven. Recipes involving bread and fruit.


Year 6

Autumn Term

Spring Term

Summer Term

Design Technology

Drawing and design skills, research, chocolate box design and make, forms and vacum former.

Drawing and design skills, research, chocolate box design and make, forms and vacum former.

Drawing and design skills, research, chocolate box design and make, forms and vacum former.

Textiles

Weaving, hand puppets, design drawing.

Weaving, hand puppets, design drawing.

Weaving, hand puppets, design drawing.

Food Technology

Healthy sandwich minestrone soup, tomato soup, frittata, pizza, scones.

Healthy sandwich minestrone soup, tomato soup, frittata, pizza, scones.

Healthy sandwich minestrone soup, tomato soup, frittata, pizza, scones.


Year 7

Autumn Term

Spring Term

Summer Term

Design Technology

Electronics, lighting circuits, drawing skills.

Electronics, lighting circuits, drawing skills

. Electronics, lighting circuits, drawing skills

Food Technology

Smoothies, cupcakes, apple crumble, muffins flapjacks and pancakes.

Smoothies, cupcakes, apple crumble, muffins flapjacks and pancakes.

Smoothies,cupcakes, apple crumble, muffins flapjacks and pancakes.


Year 8

Autumn Term

Spring Term

Summer Term

Design Technology

Visual communication skills, drawing, design and research, modelling and prototypes. Clock designs looking at the Memphis movement.

Investigating materials- Chair designing using a range of materials, designing, research and making.

Shop designs. Investigation, research, designing and model making.

Textiles

Fibres and fabrics, making threads and fabric structures.

Making 3D structures using fabrics and fibres.

Surfaces- dyeing, printing, stitching.

Food Technology

Health and safety, food room procedures, exploring the balanced diet, combining ingredients, techniques and food tasting.

Multi stage recipes, adapting recipes for dietary needs.

Building a healthy menu, continuing skill development, designing and making a three course meal.