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02/02/24

Year 3 had a wonderful trip yesterday in London at The National Gallery! pic.twitter.com/toTJfs4lZh

17/01/24

Our Year 4 children had a great trip today visiting a local Mosque in Morden. This linked perfectly with their RE learning. pic.twitter.com/m1eqOlI7Lq

11/01/24

Thank you to for a wonderful assembly today. The whole HJAC community were engaged in the assembly. pic.twitter.com/4DMbTSBOtM

19/12/23

The children have enjoyed a wonderful pantomime this morning courtesy of our wonderful PTA! pic.twitter.com/WpKwGjYt1t

19/12/23

We are delighted to have been able to donate lots of brand new toys to the children at Queen Mary’s Hospital at St Helier’s hospital. Thank you to all of our families who donated. pic.twitter.com/9pYipoWssl

19/12/23

Our Year 3 children enjoyed singing to the local residents at a local care home. The children all sang beautifully and there was smiles all round! pic.twitter.com/ObKYyvJ7Km

15/12/23

Thank you to all who came to celebrate the children's hard work this morning! The hall was filled with some truly wonderful projects! pic.twitter.com/1N8yzBUF5Q

13/12/23

The most beautiful setting for our Carols by Candlelight. The children sang beautifully last night and we can’t wait for Thursday nights performance! pic.twitter.com/ZUnxGhUblI

11/12/23

The children and staff enjoyed wearing their Christmas Jumpers for Christmas jumper day. We raised nearly £200 for ‘Save the Children’. The elves in school even got involved! pic.twitter.com/0QAZH9GF7G

20/11/23

Great start to Road safety week with our local police team speaking to the children about the importance of road safety. pic.twitter.com/SMYNbpzXXF

17/11/23

A fantastic PTA event at school, making Bath Bombs and selling Hot dogs and hot chocolate! What a wonderful combination. pic.twitter.com/V0Pgauv5rs

17/11/23

17/11/23

Today we are supporting Children in Need. Our children are all very happy wearing their Pudsey inspired outfits or PJs! pic.twitter.com/pwprYaED9v

03/11/23

HJAC are proud to be taking part in ‘Cut Your Carbon’ November in partnership with Eco Schools. The children are all very excited to be involved in such a worth while event! pic.twitter.com/lFeekMIiEO

30/10/23

The children are enjoying their African Drumming workshop as part of our diversity offer at HJAC. pic.twitter.com/U8xn7eDnZJ

20/10/23

Thank you to all of the wonderful HJAC community. We are so grateful for such a wonderful support in Sutton. pic.twitter.com/a29pKBLmiY

11/10/23

Amazing showcase this morning of all of our children’s home learning projects! They are just amazing! pic.twitter.com/QZEIcpqXWi

10/10/23

Year 5 children have been enjoying their Diwali workshop creative day with crafts in the morning and learning some dances in the afternoon! pic.twitter.com/yy7v1gcRWf

09/10/23

So proud of all of the staff at HJAC who received so many nominations! pic.twitter.com/zDC3tZ83r4

06/10/23

So proud of our children and staff involved working together with We all loved seeing our children up on stage! pic.twitter.com/C6Wt8N0CX9

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Design and Technology

Our design and technology curriculum covers the four main areas of: 

Textiles 

Structures 

Mechanisms 

Food technology 

DT

Intent: Introduction, Vision and Philosophy 
 
The purpose of this document is to clarify the how, why, and what of design and technology teaching at our Academy. This is to be used by staff to clarify expectations, highlight the resources that we have at our disposal, and to ensure that a high-quality design and technology curriculum is being taught to all. Design and Technology is a highly practical and creative subject, which will equip children with many of the life-skills that they will need for the future. Learning about how to fix things, build things, create and problem-solve are vital, and encompass some of the main skills that we want children to have when they leave our Academy. Design and Technology is all about solving real problems, and as such, is taught in the context of lots of different disciplines; children will use software to render 3D images in computing, design and create settlements in geography, and learn about food and nutrition in science. They will use their design skills to help them create art, and in history, learn about how design and technology have helped shape the world.  

Implementation:  
What does design and technology look like?  

Overview:  

Our teaching of design and technology builds on the Early Learning Goals for Understanding the World, Technology, Exploring and using Media, and being Imaginative within the EYFS.  We incorporate Design and Technology into children’s learning in other subjects to ensure that there is genuine purpose to the problems that they are solving. Each term a new unit is taught which is signposted using a new unit cover in the DT class book.  

KS2 

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Unit 
The teaching of design and technology is guided via the use of our progression document. We aim to provide varied lessons, both in presentation and outcome, to allow children to fully immerse and engage with the subject.  Often, as Design and Technology might require a longer period than a 1-hour timetable-slot might allow, it might be taught as a double-period, or repeatedly over a few days, if, for example, children were making a large structure, or time-sensitive project. This means that Design and Technology is not necessarily taught every week.  

Impact 
Evidence and Assessment 
Pupils have the opportunity to record their learning in a variety of ways, which is recorded within their Design and Technology book.  Evidence of the learning is dependent on the lesson outcome, year group and the skills and knowledge being developed.  This can be in the form of: shared learning folder (KS1), extended writing, photographs of practical activities. 

Learning walks, book scrutiny and pupil voice interviews will enable us to measure the impact of the teaching.  

`Subject leader moderation sessions will ensure our standards are at least on par with our local Federation schools. 

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