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23/09/21

'Never stop reading' is our message here at HPAB! Our Year 6's have got off to a flying start completing their bookmarks already! https://t.co/tTdlOFbpea

20/09/21

Reading is a key priorty for us at and we encourage reading in our staff room with our staff sharing library. Reading is all around us! https://t.co/OiSpS5nW4O

17/09/21

Year 2 have been settling back into school life at HPAB and approaching learning with enthusiasm and joy! They have been reading Amazing Grace and have written a description of the main character using features from the author’s work. https://t.co/7T6HWbWExT

17/09/21

This week we look at the work Year 4 have been doing and they have been really busy writing letters to the author of Anna Hibicus. They have written letters asking question and they are hoping for some answers too! https://t.co/aCx7qq0ma4

14/09/21

Year 2 have been settling back into school life at HPAB and approaching learning with enthusiasm and joy! They have been reading Amazing Grace and have written a description of the main character using features from the author’s work. https://t.co/9CH1Y1NEmU

14/09/21

Our new to Reception children enjoyed a little bit of creative play today in the mud kitchen....yummy - what's for dinner? https://t.co/r8UG7uL66H

13/09/21

We are proud to announce our Uniforn Swap Shop is now open. Please contact the office for an appointment. Working together as a community https://t.co/S94qRUfxD4

13/09/21

We are committed to making our community the best it can be. We share any left over lunches with our families and neighbours. 'A small act of kindness can have a large impact https://t.co/5WWya1VMfj

10/09/21

The first week back at school and all children have settled into the school routine. In assembly we read the book 'I promise' and we all made our own learning promises. Thank you for the inspiration! https://t.co/Iw0VTnmuXk

10/09/21

Our first Principal awards of the year were given out today. They are being worn proudly after receiving them for hard work, reading or kindness! Well done! https://t.co/Jvb7w5JAQh

06/09/21

A fantastic way to start our Monday with a whole school assembly. We discussed reading and our learning promise for the year! https://t.co/aTjfHDwHiX

03/09/21

A great new staffroom ready for our staff at HPAB. https://t.co/fW41gy99af

03/09/21

All set today for welcoming back our children. https://t.co/MRNDtGMWWG

02/09/21

Reading areas are looking ready to welcome our children back tomorrow https://t.co/MSQ4ObSDXh

02/09/21

Day 2 of Inset training today for our wonderful We are really looking forward to welcoming back all of our children tomorrow. https://t.co/WRAf7lEZNN

01/09/21

Team building in process...a scavenger hunt - Teachers Addition! Lots of fun on the first day already! https://t.co/966X4KvcKN

01/09/21

We are welcoming back all of our staff with a wellbeing gift that will last the year! Essentials for a teacher...water bottle, sweets and a pen! https://t.co/KXPFL6z1y6

27/08/21

It's the final day of our Year 6 Summer School and we are so proud of our children! They have revised figuarative language, written short stories, added/subtracted fractions and also revised stratiegies for calculating using the 4 operations! Well done!

24/08/21

Day 2 of Year 6 Summer School starts today with some reading and extracting answers from the text. https://t.co/FLEHybQXfi

23/08/21

Moving on to arithmetic this morning for Summer School...very impressed with the retrieval of how to subtract decimals. Remember we learn more and remember more...keep up the good work Year 6! https://t.co/XjNuIpZqhw

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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 
The purpose of this document is to clarify the how, why, and what of design and technology teaching at Harris Primary Academy Benson. 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 Harris Primary Merton. 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 HPAB?
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 Harris Primary Benson, 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. 

Early Years Foundation Stage  

We teach Design and Technology in our Reception classes as an integral part of the topic work covered during the year and as set out in the Early Years Foundation Stage Framework which underpin the curriculum planning for children aged three to five. We encourage the development of skills, knowledge and understanding that help pupils make sense of their world as an integral part of the academy’s work. This learning forms the foundations for later work in Design and Technology. These early experiences include asking questions about how things work, investigating and using a variety of construction kits, materials, tools and products, developing making skills and handling appropriate tools and construction material safely and with increasing control. We provide a range of experiences that encourage exploration, observation, problem solving, critical thinking and discussion. These activities, indoors and outdoors, attract the pupil’s interest and curiosity 

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