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30/06/22

Year 5 had an amazing time at today. We learnt all about the history of the theatre and took part in a drama workshop based on The Scottish Play! (Macbeth!) 🎭 https://t.co/7qY3T7nd7M

29/06/22

Congratulations to our amazing mathematicians came 4th in the final of the maths challenge competition. Well done for all your hard work. https://t.co/LH1g1TnMwH

28/06/22

HJAC are extremely proud of this wonderful year 6 child who is a budding author. Zoe entered a young writing competition and now her writing has been published. https://t.co/1TmDiKHzPp

24/06/22

£181.50 profit from today. Thank you to everyone who purchased a cake or drink. We really hope you have enjoyed them. A big thank you to the PTA as well who organised.

24/06/22

HJAC ready for their PTA cake sale. https://t.co/8v5fUD3BqW

16/06/22

Year 5 and 6 keeping cool in the shade at break time. Stay safe everyone. https://t.co/H5FYyCrouF

15/06/22

Year 5 are carrying out a 'conscience alley', both sides are opposing. One side is trying to convince Macbeth to kill king Duncan, the other is trying to persuade him not to! https://t.co/LNuSWAUXgH

15/06/22

HJAC have made it through to 6 out of the 10 finals. Still going strong and running in them. We will be later than expected and will put on here when we leave.

15/06/22

HJAC are doing amazing at district sport. Our sportsmanship and encouragement is making us proud. https://t.co/1Dcx9yoxQc

13/06/22

Year 6 have created their own stencils and graffiti art inspired by Banksy. https://t.co/Lkuyk0a05r

10/06/22

Year 3 thoroughly enjoyed creating art work using resources from the beach. Here are just a few, we will create displays in our school of our wonderful creations. https://t.co/dmpjppJzQy

10/06/22

Year 3 have arrived at Littlehampton and started their art creations based on Andy Goldsworthy. https://t.co/wyNbF9prIx

10/06/22

What a glorious way to start the day yesterday! Year 3 thoroughly enjoyed reading outside. At HJAC, we have a love for reading and make the most of the sunshine as well. https://t.co/6okKyNzbRC

10/06/22

What beautiful flowers HJAC gardening club have grown and nurtured. A lovely start to the day. https://t.co/LJL78VSd08

08/06/22

Year 5 have been working extremely hard to master measuring angles using a protractor. https://t.co/XDa5ILGX3y

08/06/22

Year 4 have been enjoying their new core text of Lion, the witch and the wardrobe. They have been focusing on developing their emotive language. https://t.co/k0DarhEXFL

07/06/22

Thank you to ⁦⁩ for the fantastic workshop you did with Morpurgo class this morning. The children were really grateful for their own copy of this amazing book. https://t.co/XSOZMO7zG9

07/06/22

We hope everyone enjoyed the half term break! The children got straight back into their learning yesterday. Here’s Y3 looking around their classroom guessing what Ancient Egyptian artefacts were and how they were used https://t.co/7XjdJegU1a

27/05/22

Everyone at HJAC had an amazing time celebrating the Queen’s Jubilee. Our playground party and precession were great fun. https://t.co/mR2Aoaua4Y

26/05/22

Year 6 classes did circuits in PE today. They had different stations with different activities to practice a variety of skills. https://t.co/wDmoKvwN06

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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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