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Design and technology Statement of Intent

 

Resilient          Respectful         Inspired       Curious

 

Designers at Yeadon Westfield Junior School

 

At YWJS, each child will have the chance to design, innovate and become a resilient evaluator. They will inspire their curiosity by identifying needs and opportunities and responding to them by becoming inventors and risk-takers. Our children have opportunities to be involved in projects to make products and systems and be able to use and stretch their creative, practical and analytical skills.

 

Using practical and hands on experiences, our designers will look at real life situations, contexts and famous designers and inventors to be inspired in order to solve problems and create solutions in a controlled, respectful and safe environment.

They will be taught elements of:

  • Design
  • Making
  • Evaluation
  • Innovation

Our designers will have had chance to create high quality prototypes, driven by detailed plans that have been reviewed, critiqued and evaluated against a specific criteria.  Our designers will be encouraged to constructively criticise each design, which in turn builds their resilience and respect whilst ensuring we inspire them and build on their curiosity by giving them a wealth of skills for future development.   

 

Summer Term 2021 - Year 4 Eco-Schools Energy Topic

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We researched the ideas behind reusing materials. We learned about electric circuits.Then we designed and made our own electric table lamps using recycled materials.

Summer Term 2021 - Class 5A - Brazilian Masks

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As part of our Bustling Brazil topic we designed and made carnival masks.

Summer Term 2021 - Class 5H - Brazilian Masks

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As part of our Bustling Brazil topic we designed and made carnival masks;

Summer Term 2021 - Year 6 - Fairground Rides 1

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Year 6 have been developing their Design and Technology skills through the building of working models of fairground rides. These 4 videos show the different aspects of this topic.

Summer Term 2021 - Year 6 - Fairground Rides 2

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Summer Term 2021 - Year 6 - Fairground Rides 3

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Summer Term 2021 - Year 6 - Fairground Rides 4

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Spring Term 2021 - Year 4 - Maya Culture

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We have been studying Maya culture. This has involved outdoor learning, history, food technology and a lot of fun!

Autumn 2020 - Class 5H - Designing And Building A Mars Rover

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Autumn 2020 - Year 6 Pizza Making

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Autumn 2020 - Class 5A - Part 2 of Designing and Building a Mechanical Mars Rover

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The Mars Rovers are now complete and running. When the pandemic is over we will try to arrange a trip to Mars to test them thoroughly.

Autumn 2020 - Class 5A - Part 1 of Designing and Building a Mechanical Mars Rover

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Autumn 2020 Year 3 Levers and Linkages Egyptian Style.

Autumn 2020 Year 6 Building a Shelter - final video

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Autumn 2020 Year 6 Building a Shelter - video 2.

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Having learned about shelters and practiced some craft skills we are here cutting and glueing the wood to make our own shelters.

Autumn 2020 Year 6 Designing and Building a Shelter - Video 1.

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Initial investigation of shelters, building small scale shelters and learning some craft skills.
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Year 5 made mechanical space vehicles in DT - Autumn 2 To infinity and Beyond

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Who will win?

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