Tweedmouth Community Middle School

Design and Technology

Mrs Beveridge

Design & Technology

Design Technology is very much a 'hands on' practical subject. Pupils are encouraged to use their creativity and imagination to design and make quality products, within a variety of contexts, understanding and following the stages of the design process.  In addition to this, pupils in KS3 are given the opportunity to understand and apply the principles of nutrition and learn how to cook, through Food Technology.

SUMMER TERM

Year 7 Bag for Life

 Year 8 Ugly Doll Mascot

SPRING TERM 

DESIGN TECHNOLOGY

Year 7 Mini Lights

Year 8 Clever Cams

AUTUMN TERM 

DESIGN TECHNOLOGY

Year 7 Multi Discipline Project

...resistant & mouldable materials, packaging & food technology

In the Autumn term,  Year 7 are thrown in at the deep end to complete a multi disciplined project which see them introduced to the scroll saw & vacuum former to create their former and molds,  melt, temper and decorate chocolate, and finally design and make their packaging!

Their design brief is to produce a 'Festive Themed Chocolate Product'....with some original and extremely successful results!

Year 8 Design Technology

Textiles : UGLY DOLL CHARITY MASCOT

Year 8 have been creating their very own ‘Ugly Doll Charity Mascots’.  They have been developing their skills using the sewing machine, applique, fabric pens, and hand stitching techniques.  Pupils researched mascots, identifying what they needed to be successful and combined them with ‘Ugly Dolls’, a plush toy brand, to come up with their own unique and interesting design ideas.  Take a look at some of the finished products….Can you identify the ‘Charity’ they represent?

Year 6

Textiles: Crazy Critter Slippers

Year 6 students have been getting to grips with the sewing machine too, creating their very own ‘Crazy Critter Slippers’. They followed and adapted a simple ‘slipper’ pattern to create their ‘animal inspired slippers’. They used a range of material, sewing and decorating techniques to create their designs.

Year 7

Textiles: BAG FOR LIFE

Year 7 students have been getting to grips with the sewing machine too, creating their very own ‘Bag for Life’.  They followed and adapted a simple ‘tote bag’ pattern to create their  calico bags. They used transfer printing to create their designs. A big thanks to Michael, at Shiel and Morrison Printers for once again kindly printing out the designs…

 Year 8 Photo frames

In the Autumn term, in design technology, Year 8 get to grips with the scroll saws and bench drills to complete their

'Photo frame' project. 

Their design brief is to produce a photo frame that could be part of a collection for a specific celebration or event. 

In THE GREAT DT MAKE OFF... pupils were crowned STAR MAKERS, they explored how to make  free standing structures, as part of their research with varying degrees of success and original ideas...

Pupils carried out product studies, independent research and made prototypes in order to develop their design ideas...with some stunning results!

PAST PROJECTS  

Year 7    - Jigsaws

Year 7s were introduced to the DT workshop and equipment...using the scroll saws for the first time, as they completed their 'JIGSAW' project.

Their brief was to design a jigsaw that could be used in connection with a picture book, for nursery / year 1 children.  The project involved them designing and making a jigsaw with 3 or more pieces, no sharp edges, adding decoration and clearly link to a picture book.

Pupils carried out detailed product studies and researched a number of picture books to inspire and develop their design ideas.

Take a look some of the jigsaw products...from Bright Stanley to The Little Mermaid, Mickey Mouse to Mr Tickle...

 

FOOD TECHNOLOGY

Year 8 Diet & Health

...savoury rice, mini carrot cakes, scone based pizza, protein based dish.