Hero image

AJBristow's Shop

I am a teacher of design technology and now feel it's time to give back a little to help all teachers out there. Most resources are based around resistant materials but having taught all areas within technology some resources can be easily transferred to all areas and even other subject.

55Uploads

17k+Views

1k+Downloads

I am a teacher of design technology and now feel it's time to give back a little to help all teachers out there. Most resources are based around resistant materials but having taught all areas within technology some resources can be easily transferred to all areas and even other subject.
Constructing the Built Environment Unit 3 WJEC
AJBristowAJBristow

Constructing the Built Environment Unit 3 WJEC

(1)
A PowerPoint presentation for the WJEC Constructing the Built Environment Unit 3 specification GCSE. Within the resource there is a large amount of content that follows the specification requirements along with some example practice questions for students. The resource also includes a practice assignment which we use in lessons with pupils still even though this has now changed to be an exam. We have decided to continue the assignment to help assess students assignment writing abilities for other areas that we deliver for GCSE, and also to help pupils summerise the content delivered through the PowerPoint.
2 point perspective
AJBristowAJBristow

2 point perspective

(0)
Step by step presentation showing pupils how to draw a street using 2 point perspective. The presentation breaks down each stage and has written instructions to further guide pupils of what they need to complete.
Higher Order Thinking Questions
AJBristowAJBristow

Higher Order Thinking Questions

(0)
A poster which displays higher order thinking questions for Design Technology. A great resource that could be displayed on a wall, used as a resource for pupils to use during class discussions, or even as a way of helping pupils to annotate their design ideas. The poster uses a 1-6 ladder which helps to prompt questions at low order thinking skills (knowledge), up to high order thinking skills (synthesis).
D&T Passport
AJBristowAJBristow

D&T Passport

(0)
A passport that I have found particularly useful when starting practical lessons within D&T. This one is specifically based around resistant materials but it could easily be adapted to suit other areas. The idea behind it is for every pupil to be given one at the start of the module or year and when pupils have been shown fully how to use the tool or equipment by yourself in a demonstration they then fill out the risk assessment that is printed on the reverse. It is then signed and dated to prove that each pupil has had sufficient training on the equipment or tools.
Resistant materials grade descriptors
AJBristowAJBristow

Resistant materials grade descriptors

(0)
Grade descriptors for research, generating ideas, making and evaluating. These pages were created based around the new grade descriptors of 1-9 taking the main points that I expected pupils to meet within each of the areas. The pages include a space for self, peer and teacher grades and were added into work booklets to help pupils understand how to achieve a higher grade.
Year 8 woodwork booklet
AJBristowAJBristow

Year 8 woodwork booklet

(0)
A booklet for the year 8 woodwork project that I use that guides pupils through the design process. It includes the new national curriculum levels and flight paths to track pupils grades.
Isometric drawing
AJBristowAJBristow

Isometric drawing

(0)
A step by step guide to help pupils with isometric drawing. This resource I used to help pupils draw their moneybox in 3D using isometric. Easy to follow as each step has been broken down line by line.
Year 8 full scheme for woodwork project
AJBristowAJBristow

Year 8 full scheme for woodwork project

(0)
A year 8 project that includes a full scheme of learning, booklet and PowerPoints for the entire project. The project is an introduction to the whole design process where pupils have the choice of making either a hexagon box from MDF or a rectangle box from pine. Pupils design for a client originally basing their designs around their likes and customise the box accordingly by making and decorating items for it. A project that uses the new national curriculum levels.
Designing The Built Environment – DBE3
AJBristowAJBristow

Designing The Built Environment – DBE3

(0)
WJEC Designing The Built Environment (DBE3) PowerPoint resource to help deliver the content within lessons. Covers all content from the specification as set by WJEC. There are also four practice tasks to help students practice the written elements before their assignment is handed out to them. This helps students to bring together the content learned in lessons and helps to assess where they are after content delivery. We use these to help students plan out their time efficiently before the assignment so they have had a dry run through of it.
End of module test
AJBristowAJBristow

End of module test

(0)
An end of module test that includes some questions about the design process and others for woodwork. Suitable for KS3
Photographing letter
AJBristowAJBristow

Photographing letter

(0)
A lesson where pupils are set the task of finding letters of the alphabet within every day items or objects around the school.
What do you know?
AJBristowAJBristow

What do you know?

(0)
A simple resource that I have used at the start of practical lessons and during lessons leading up to practical to get pupils to discuss what the tool does that is on their desk. Useful to see what pupils have remembered from previous lessons or their knowledge about the tool before using it. Could be adapted for equipment in any area of D&T
Sum it up
AJBristowAJBristow

Sum it up

(0)
Simple resource that could be used as a plenary to get pupils to concisely sum up what they have taken from the lesson. Pupils write no more than 50 words to conclude the lesson. Could be used across all subjects.