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13/05/22

Year 6 trip to the cinema to celebrate their hard work! 📺 🍿 https://t.co/CWUgA1e04k

12/05/22

And we are DONE! 🥳 We couldn’t be more proud of our Year 6. They have worked incredibly hard. Well done each and every one of you! https://t.co/XkEEZbbK9H

10/05/22

SATs breakfast in full swing for day 2! Best of luck to our wonderful Year 6 cohort for their reading paper today! 🤩 https://t.co/vox4b7Zoey

05/05/22

Watch out O2…HJAC have arrived!! Young Voices are there rehearsing for their performance this evening. 🎤 🎶 Good luck 😄 https://t.co/vVzvbe3vmQ

29/04/22

Thank you for all the support and money raised for our outrageously orange day in aid of It was great to see a sea of orange. https://t.co/RHf6Va2w0y

31/03/22

Top table at HJAC today! Joined by Mr Britt for lunch! https://t.co/gmv2EECmns

22/03/22

Today, Year 4 discovered how Romans changed our homes in history! https://t.co/enKwRVPkMj

18/03/22

Congratulations to HJAC’s Star of the Week. You have all worked extremely hard. https://t.co/QWo2iAwkVu

18/03/22

Congratulations to our brilliant year 6 children who took part in Top of the Form this week. We are very proud of you. https://t.co/Z3lWw6ztB4

18/03/22

Tag us with your Red Nose Day outfits if you share them!

18/03/22

Top Table Thursday! Our wonderful nominees enjoyed their lunch with Mrs Utting yesterday. Keep up the great work 😊 https://t.co/dmAVdOuDYD

18/03/22

Don’t forgot that today is Red Nose Day and the theme is superheroes! We can’t wait to see all your costumes!

17/03/22

In Y4, the children have been investigating which materials conduct electricity. Check out their circuits. 💡 https://t.co/D7uRAgsnil

16/03/22

Gardening club have been busy making tiles to create a collage to display. Can’t wait to see it put together! https://t.co/L4vGZ9rAkr

11/03/22

Let’s also give a shout out to the ‘Top Table’ this week. They are nominated by adults over the week for showing kindness to others and being helpful around the school. https://t.co/S8YC1GVGBi

11/03/22

Congratulations to our stars of the week. They should all be very proud of everything they have achieved. Keep up the great work! https://t.co/C1oyc92ceF

10/03/22

Year 5 have been enjoying making prints in arts this week! They used rollers to apply ink to polystyrene tiles and then made prints using contrasting colours. #hjac https://t.co/x08oZO68Io

10/03/22

Year 6 have been creating nets to make 3D shapes this week! This has really helped with recognising 3D shapes from their nets and identifying the number of faces, edges and vertices. https://t.co/L93gVWnQU0

04/03/22

Congratulations to our amazing stars of the week. Well done to everyone for their fantastic reading achievements as they are working their way through reading the rainbow. https://t.co/mMFr4zJYOA

03/03/22

Just a couple of snaps from World Book Day at HJAC! Another year of fantastic costumes. Can you work out who all the characters are? Look out for some more pictures tomorrow! https://t.co/9NbPXf9HcF

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Design and Technology

Design and Technology is an inspiring, rigorous and practical subject. 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.  

 

Intent: Introduction, Vision and Philosophy 
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 Harris Junior Academy Carshalton. 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 DT look like at HJAC?
We use the National Curriculum in England 2014 framework for Design and Technology as the basis for its curriculum planning. We develop our medium-term plans using a range of sources, including commercial on-line resources various curriculum providers. While there are opportunities for pupils of all abilities to develop their skills and knowledge in each teaching unit, the planned progression built into the Design and Technology curriculum means that the pupils are increasingly challenged as they move through the school. Design and Technology is taught by individual class teachers who take responsibility for planning, resourcing and delivering this area of the curriculum. Overall responsibility for ensuring that there is a suitable risk assessment in place for this subject lies with the subject coordinator who will ensure that this has been reviewed by the Principal.

At HJAC, we make Design and Technology an enjoyable learning experience. Pupils undertake a Design and Technology project at least three times a year; this corresponds with Autumn, Spring and Summer. The project will link into some aspect that they are learning that term, and takes place over the whole term. Design and Technology is taught throughout, and alongside other topics, usually following the IPC curriculum, however there are some units which will be taught alongside our Computing curriculum (e.g. 3D modelling), or discretely, for example cooking. 

 

Impact: How will we judge the impact of the design and technology curriculum?  
The design and technology curriculum will make a profound and positive impact on the outcomes of every pupil. The structure enables us to return to core knowledge and skills throughout the course, embedding key practises and understanding  

Core knowledge of each unit is supported by a knowledge organiser which details the key learning points, vocabulary and key questions. This is sent home in advance of the unit, allowing pupils to make a head start on their learning. It is our expectation that the knowledge on our organiser is known by all.

We endeavour to create strong and appropriate links with other subjects to enhance the curriculum and learning experience.  

Our teachers rely on a range of assessment tools to provide data on the knowledge and skills pupils have, their progress and their development points.  

This includes:  

· assessment for learning  

· challenge tasks  

· enquiry tasks

· standards of learning in books and products  

· quizzing, multiple choice and end of unit questions  

· pupil voice 

 

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