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06/07/22

Year 1 Sports day under way! https://t.co/9wK9mwPFQc

06/07/22

EVENT OF THE YEAR!!! https://t.co/wpyXoTvu6W

06/07/22

Year 2 are enjoying a visit to the mosque! https://t.co/Bnd372vWxd

06/07/22

We are under way with EYFS sports day! https://t.co/S2VTyA0yGk

06/07/22

So excited for sports day today! 🎾🏀🏅🏅🏅 https://t.co/SGMUgBp9w7

02/07/22

Breakfast is served! The adults got soooo much sleep! 👀 💤 😴 https://t.co/CSKYoAqWai

01/07/22

Pizza time! 🍕 🍕 https://t.co/4FpDFpFpto

01/07/22

Outdoor activities done! Now for hide and seek! 👀 https://t.co/QYQNVEJlY5

01/07/22

Year 4 Sleepover begins!!! https://t.co/NeraaMk9Df

27/06/22

Retweetd From PTA at Harris Primary Academy Purley Way

We need volunteers! Can you offer an hour or two to help? Lots of jobs, from running a stall (with a friend perhaps?!) to setting up on the big day! DM to chat about how you might be able to help (and for how long!). Thank you ❤️💙 https://t.co/b25k4Qbcpo

27/06/22

HPAPW’s very own spider girl! Great determination and effort 👍🏼 https://t.co/3x1UxU6fXQ

27/06/22

Finishing off the day with rock climbing. Thank you for a fun packed day! https://t.co/sbBM2fZtzr

27/06/22

Trying out some gym equipment https://t.co/0ypukpN37F

27/06/22

The children have said they have had “The best time of our lives!” Goodbye Kingswood! HPAPW here we come! 😀

27/06/22

Year 5 have had a lovely lunch and are now enjoying some free time playing the PS5, air hockey and table tennis https://t.co/TaaxM7Yqcm

27/06/22

Blindfold obstacle challenge! https://t.co/WJDYTyXpPL

27/06/22

Learning to roller skate 🛼 https://t.co/oDM7rxyymD

27/06/22

Year 5’s starting the day at Legacy Youth Zone with a reaction challenge. Which team will win? https://t.co/DJBulXgA4u

27/06/22

Leap of Faith!!!! Well done!👍 https://t.co/0gS14WNNn1

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Design and Technology

At Harris Primary Academy Purley Way, we believe design and technology is about designing and making products for a specific user and purpose. It involves children in learning about the world we live in and developing a wide range of knowledge and skills through designing and making. It helps children to think through problems creatively, about how to organise themselves and how to use knowledge and skills to bring about change and to shape the environment. Through design and technology, children become discriminating and informed users of products and become innovators.

HF Curriculum Lead - Sam French

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 Purley Way. 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 HPAPW. 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 design and technology look like at HPAPW?

Overview:

The teaching of design and technology at HPAPW builds on the Early Learning Goals for Understanding the World, Technology, Exploring and using Media, and being Imaginative within the EYFS.  We incorporate Design and Technology into children’s learning in other subjects to ensure that there is genuine purpose to the problems that they are solving. Each term a new unit is taught which is signposted using a new unit cover in the DT class book.
 

Unit
The teaching of design and technology is guided via the use of our progression document. We aim to provide varied lessons, both in presentation and outcome, to allow children to fully immerse and engage with the subject.  Often, as Design and Technology might require a longer period than a 1-hour timetable-slot might allow, it might be taught as a double-period, or repeatedly over a few days, if, for example, children were making a large structure, or time-sensitive project. This means that Design and Technology is not necessarily taught every week.

Impact
Evidence and Assessment
At HPAPW children have the opportunity to record their learning in a variety of ways, which is recorded within our Design and Technology Year group books. Evidence of the learning is dependent on the lesson outcome, year group and the skills and knowledge being developed. 

Learning walks, book scrutiny and pupil voice interviews will enable us to measure the impact of the teaching.

Subject leader moderation sessions will ensure our standards are at least on par with our local Federation schools.

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