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What will my child learn in year 8?

Term 1

  • Health and safety in the DT workshop
  • What is a structure?

  • Different types of structures

Term 2

  • 5 forces and their impact on daily life
  • Recognise a design brief and specification
  • How to design a product in response to the brief and specification

Term 3

  • How to manufacture a structure using tools safely and accurately 
  • How to manufacture a model in response to the brief and specification to test the design and model an idea

Term 4

  • Develop use and understanding of a scale drawing
  • How to use tools and equipment safely and accurately

Term 5

  • Develop Testing and Evaluation skills
  • Develop Peer Assessment skills
  • Develop Self-Assessment skills

Term 6

  • Develop drawing board/ruler skills
  • Understand isometric and third angle projection
  • Practice using measurement