Mrs Pedlar’s year 7 textiles class have impressed her with their work on their first project.
Pupils had to design and make an animal themed product to carry items of their choice. Mrs Pedlar said: “These products were made to such a high standard – a brilliant effort for the pupils’ first project!”
Key Stage 3 Technology
We split year 7 and 8 to cover Product Design and Food / Textiles projects as detailed below. In year 9 we have a carousel where the students experience each of the 7 GCSE options subjects giving them a greater awareness enabling them to make appropriate option choices. In addition to this we also deliver STEM to year 7 with the intention to expand this in year 8.
U Light – Making a mini torch and learning about simple circuits and components
U Juice - Designing the graphics for drinks carton and learning about technical drawing
U End – Making a bookend whilst learning about types of wood and fabrication techniques
U Grab – Designing and making a grabber from levers and linkages.
Food is all about learning new skills through the following projects
Pack It - Packed lunch ideas
Cook It - Simple recipes using the hob, oven and grill
Textiles - learning hand sewing and basic machine sewing skills through:
U Carry - small hand sewn purse or MP3 holder
U Cover - basic machine sewing skills to make a cushion cover
STEM stands for science, technology, engineering and maths. A few years ago the government recognised that students in
U Hang – Learning about plastics, there properties and material abilities through making an acrylic mobile phone holder.
U Frame – Learning about metals and the processes used to waste and finish through making an aluminium picture frame.
U Store - Learning about more complex wood joints through making a decorative wooden storage box as used in industry.
U Test – Learning about smart materials through making a simple circuit with smart materials and designing the case for create a finished prototype.
Food - U Eat - building on skills learnt in year 7 making a variety of snacks, main meals and desserts culminating in a two course meal
Textiles - U Hold - making a bag using batik for decoration and U Care - making 3d structures recycling old plastic bags
U Model U Design – Learning about iconic designers and using them as inspiration to design and model an innovative chair using a range of modelling materials
U Light me up – learning about control systems as the basis of electronics and soldering together a light sensing mood light that automatically changes colour.
U Mechanise – learning about cams and cranks through making a moving mechanical toy.
Food - U Skill - learning more advanced skills to prepare for KS4 - practicals include swiss rolls and bread making
Nutrition and Health
Hospitality - U Takeaway - learning more advanced skills to prepare for KS4 - practicals include pizza, burgers and spring rolls
Textiles - U Gimick - making a promotional character using the sewing machine
Fashion and Clothing - U Formula 1 - designing clothing for a formula 1 racing driver