As part of a recent module entitled 'Building on Teaching Practice', each student had to select a non-core subject to be studied for 10 morning sessions, on our BA (QTS) course at the University of Central England in Birmingham. The purpose of the module was for students to look at a particular subject they felt they either needed support with or one which they felt they would like to develop further. Gabby Bulmer and myself (Ruth Bond) decided to focus on design and technology, for the latter reason. This included looking at the latest non-statutory National Scheme of Work by QCA.
We decided to focus on the topic of 'Moving Monsters' which was aimed at Year 3 pupils. We used the National Scheme of Work as a springboard for our own work, adapting it to suit our own needs. This was to be followed by a presentation to the remainder of the group.