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26/04/21

Year 4 have been studying the work of Louise Bourgeois. They used her art as inspiration for their own creations - bugs with an innovative twist! https://t.co/6StZn6q4tK

26/04/21

A huge thank you to and their for providing us with flowers, bulbs and soil to brighten up the school grounds. The children prepared the beds, planted them and we are now waiting for everything to grow! https://t.co/GfUAak7Cwu

18/04/21

Tomorrow is the first day of the Summer Term at HPAHP. We are looking forward to welcoming all our children and families back. Same staggered start and finish times as last term - see you tomorrow! https://t.co/gWyiEEkvBu

06/04/21

Update - Breakfast club allocations have been sent out via email this morning. After school club allocation letters to follow this afternoon.

01/04/21

We have reached the end of the spring term. We hope all our families have a restful and relaxing break. We look forward to seeing you all on MONDAY 19TH APRIL 2021! https://t.co/eu77Ftli3s

01/04/21

This week our Reception and Year 1 children made Spring cakes to celebrate the end of term. A huge thank you to our local store who provided us with the ingredients as part of their scheme. 🧁 https://t.co/oyoRqdzMcI

01/04/21

Today is the last day of term at HPAHP. Please note the collection times this afternoon! https://t.co/CvyPgdxXan

01/04/21

This morning we have had a special visitor at HPAHP. The spring bunny has joined Mr Hyneman to hand out star of the week awards! 🐰🌟 https://t.co/uU7K7flLjt

31/03/21

Tomorrow is our last day of term. Please note the collection times ⬇️ There is no after school club provision tomorrow. All children need to be collected at the times stated below. https://t.co/jwozBErGsi

30/03/21

Retweetd From Whitgift School

The Audiobook brought together nearly a hundred readers from across the community, and the local area, to perform Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's classic collection, The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes. Read more about it here: https://t.co/N9A8yMpR1T https://t.co/lIh0RNuZwe

30/03/21

Good morning! We’ve set up a temporary email address, if you need to contact us. harrisprimaryhalingpark.com We will come back to you as quickly as we can but are still experiencing significant IT issues! https://t.co/mSOnPobyvV

29/03/21

Retweetd From Harris Federation

Last week issued an alert about a spike in ransomware attacks on schools. We have suffered an attack since then. Although measures were in place to protect our systems, our servers have been impacted. See https://t.co/0JeUHHfRDp for further info and a statement below. https://t.co/4U02Y6zmbG

24/03/21

A very exciting delivery has arrived for our Reception classes this week. We will be watching closely as the frog spawn develops in the next few weeks! https://t.co/1XF4DHX0D4

24/03/21

Huge thank you to and our local for donating ingredients for some Spring themed baking. We will share the creations from Year 1 next week! https://t.co/elMcpyYAsA

08/03/21

On their first day back Morpurgo class completed some excellent arithmetic today. They presented their work beautifully and calculated accurately. Miss Appadoo is so proud! https://t.co/Yj1WSbXDOp

08/03/21

It was a busy first day back at HPAHP today, with some of our pupils settling in to reading some great books in our brand new Reading Hub! https://t.co/reipnUCaLb

05/03/21

It has been a busy week at HPAHP. Lots has been going on and we are very excited about welcoming all our families back on Monday morning! https://t.co/Bp4CeqLpcb

05/03/21

Retweetd From Ellie Bound GBarmy

We had to dress as adjectives for Alec is “sparkly” https://t.co/GtbuoNQpzC

05/03/21

Lottie was super creative yesterday by making her own Supertato! Great work Lottie! https://t.co/uZSGoV9sV4

04/03/21

We have really enjoyed World Book Day here at Haling Park today! Our theme was "adjectives" and everyone looked amazing! https://t.co/YEgtCfdOMe

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Design and Technology

Design and Technology is an inspiring, rigorous and practical subject. Using creativity and imagination, pupils design and make products that solve real and relevant problems within a variety of contexts, considering their own and others’ needs, wants and values.  

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 Haling Park. 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 Harris Primary Merton. 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 DT look like at HPAHP?
We use the National Curriculum in England 2014 framework for Design and Technology as the basis for its curriculum planning. We develop our medium-term plans using a range of sources, including commercial on-line resources various curriculum providers. While there are opportunities for pupils of all abilities to develop their skills and knowledge in each teaching unit, the planned progression built into the Design and Technology curriculum means that the pupils are increasingly challenged as they move through the school. Design and Technology is taught by individual class teachers who take responsibility for planning, resourcing and delivering this area of the curriculum. Overall responsibility for ensuring that there is a suitable risk assessment in place for this subject lies with the subject coordinator who will ensure that this has been reviewed by the Principal.

At Harris Primary Haling Park, we make Design and Technology an enjoyable learning experience. Pupils undertake a Design and Technology project at least three times a year; this corresponds with Autumn, Spring and Summer. The project will link into some aspect that they are learning that term, and takes place over the whole term. Design and Technology is taught throughout, and alongside other topics, usually following the IPC curriculum, however there are some units which will be taught alongside our Computing curriculum (e.g. 3D modelling), or discretely, for example cooking. 

Early Years Foundation Stage  

We teach Design and Technology in our Reception classes as an integral part of the topic work covered during the year and as set out in the Early Years Foundation Stage Framework which underpin the curriculum planning for children aged three to five. We encourage the development of skills, knowledge and understanding that help pupils make sense of their world as an integral part of the academy’s work. This learning forms the foundations for later work in Design and Technology. These early experiences include asking questions about how things work, investigating and using a variety of construction kits, materials, tools and products, developing making skills and handling appropriate tools and construction material safely and with increasing control. We provide a range of experiences that encourage exploration, observation, problem solving, critical thinking and discussion. These activities, indoors and outdoors, attract the pupil’s interest and curiosity 

Impact: How will we judge the impact of the design and technology curriculum?  
The design and technology curriculum will make a profound and positive impact on the outcomes of every pupil. The structure enables us to return to core knowledge and skills throughout the course, embedding key practises and understanding  

Core knowledge of each unit is supported by a knowledge organiser which details the key learning points, vocabulary and key questions. This is sent home in advance of the unit, allowing pupils to make a head start on their learning. It is our expectation that the knowledge on our organiser is known by all.

We endeavour to create strong and appropriate links with other subjects to enhance the curriculum and learning experience.  

Our teachers rely on a range of assessment tools to provide data on the knowledge and skills pupils have, their progress and their development points.  

This includes:  

· assessment for learning  

· challenge tasks  

· enquiry tasks

· standards of learning in books and products  

· quizzing, multiple choice and end of unit questions  

· pupil voice 

Design and Technology

Design and Technology is an inspiring, rigorous and practical subject. Using creativity and imagination, pupils design and make products that solve real and relevant problems within a variety of contexts, considering their own and others’ needs, wants and values.  

 

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 Haling Park. 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 Harris Primary Merton. 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 DT look like at HPAHP?
We use the National Curriculum in England 2014 framework for Design and Technology as the basis for its curriculum planning. We develop our medium-term plans using a range of sources, including commercial on-line resources various curriculum providers. While there are opportunities for pupils of all abilities to develop their skills and knowledge in each teaching unit, the planned progression built into the Design and Technology curriculum means that the pupils are increasingly challenged as they move through the school. Design and Technology is taught by individual class teachers who take responsibility for planning, resourcing and delivering this area of the curriculum. Overall responsibility for ensuring that there is a suitable risk assessment in place for this subject lies with the subject coordinator who will ensure that this has been reviewed by the Principal.

At Harris Primary Haling Park, we make Design and Technology an enjoyable learning experience. Pupils undertake a Design and Technology project at least three times a year; this corresponds with Autumn, Spring and Summer. The project will link into some aspect that they are learning that term, and takes place over the whole term. Design and Technology is taught throughout, and alongside other topics, usually following the IPC curriculum, however there are some units which will be taught alongside our Computing curriculum (e.g. 3D modelling), or discretely, for example cooking. 

Early Years Foundation Stage  

We teach Design and Technology in our Reception classes as an integral part of the topic work covered during the year and as set out in the Early Years Foundation Stage Framework which underpin the curriculum planning for children aged three to five. We encourage the development of skills, knowledge and understanding that help pupils make sense of their world as an integral part of the academy’s work. This learning forms the foundations for later work in Design and Technology. These early experiences include asking questions about how things work, investigating and using a variety of construction kits, materials, tools and products, developing making skills and handling appropriate tools and construction material safely and with increasing control. We provide a range of experiences that encourage exploration, observation, problem solving, critical thinking and discussion. These activities, indoors and outdoors, attract the pupil’s interest and curiosity 

Impact: How will we judge the impact of the design and technology curriculum?  
The design and technology curriculum will make a profound and positive impact on the outcomes of every pupil. The structure enables us to return to core knowledge and skills throughout the course, embedding key practises and understanding  

Core knowledge of each unit is supported by a knowledge organiser which details the key learning points, vocabulary and key questions. This is sent home in advance of the unit, allowing pupils to make a head start on their learning. It is our expectation that the knowledge on our organiser is known by all.

We endeavour to create strong and appropriate links with other subjects to enhance the curriculum and learning experience.  

Our teachers rely on a range of assessment tools to provide data on the knowledge and skills pupils have, their progress and their development points.  

This includes:  

· assessment for learning  

· challenge tasks  

· enquiry tasks

· standards of learning in books and products  

· quizzing, multiple choice and end of unit questions  

· pupil voice