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Grand Designs
WHAT MUST WE CONSIDER WHEN BUILDING FOR OUR COMMUNITY?

Left Triangle

THEME INTRODUCTION

Grand Designs is a Design, Computing, Geography, and Maths rich theme. Students take on the role of an architect bidding for a new project in the local area, planning and building models of their designs and considering how to fund it for the future. They conduct research, plan, build and use feedback to make improvements throughout the project. At the end of the theme they participate in a competition, where they deliver a pitch in the hope of it being chosen by the local community. This theme enables a response to the key question: What must we consider when building for our community?

CURRICULUM COVERAGE

Art and Design – produce creative work, exploring ideas; know about designers

Computing – hardware and networks

Design and technology – design ideas

English – write accurately, fluently, effectively at length for pleasure and information; plan, draft, edit and proof-read; speak confidently and effectively

Geography – locational knowledge; human geography

Mathematics – working mathematically - develop fluency, reason mathematically, solve problems; financial literacy

Science – working scientifically

Teaching the theme and setting it in context