Design and Technology Introduction

Design and Technology Introduction

 

Hello Year 6 and welcome to our Academy.

 

In the design and technology department, you will be completing learning within design and technology, engineering and food and hospitality.

 

So what is design and technology like at the Co-op Academy?

 

In Year 7 you will have three lessons every two weeks and in your lessons you will learn about the 3 different strands with design and technology.  

 

Projects in Year 7

 

Design and technology Engineering Food and hospitality
Projects Product investigation

  • Analysing existing products
  • Understanding the work of famous designers

CAD skills

  • Develop skills using Autodesk Fusion 360
  • 3D print your CAD designed product
Casting and moulding

  • Investigate different type of casting using both metal and plastic
  • Manufacture a piece of jewelry inspired by a 20th century design period
Healthy eating

  • Know and understand what makes a health, balanced diet
  • Create healthy dishes using recipes
  • Develop an understanding of food packaging and labelling

 

Throughout all of these projects, students must follow and adhere to the health and safety rules within the design and technology department. If students don’t follow the health and safety rule, accidents can happen leading to people getting hurt.

 

We don’t want this to happen, which is why all of the design and technology teachers will ensure that you know what the rules are and make sure they are followed at all times.

 

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Design and Technology Summer tasks