Yr 7 Materials (Trimester Unit)
The focus of this unit is basic skill development in the workshop with a touch of individuality. Students will have the opportunity to use these skills to design and construct projects such as a pine phone holder and a chopping board using a variety of wood.
Yr 8 Materials (Trimester Unit)
The focus of this unit is building on the techniques and skills learnt in the process of making a wooden tray skill builder project.
Students will apply these skills in designing and creating a wooden locker organiser. Developing drawing skills and the importance of safety using machinery. Encouraging girls to develop their confidence in the workshop with a focus on using initiative and problem solving.
Year 9 Materials ( Semester Unit)
Students will make two or three projects throughout the semester.
The first project is a one designed to develop skills and confidence with hand tools and machinery. The construction of set projects introduces the students to collaborative learning and safe practices with in the workshop. Projects – retro stool.
The second innovative project is in the form of a desk lamp. The emphasis is on applying and developing their skills as well as an awareness of the workshop and new technologies ie. Domino cutter and laser engraver. Students are encouraged to create their own design for their desk lamp to suit a specific purpose.
Students are also given the opportunity to use the wood lathe, creating a wooden pen.
Year 10 Materials ( Semester Unit)
Students will gain an insight into the art of woodwork, design and creative thinking. They will develop an awareness of the workshop and its equipment by constructing set projects and applying new found skills, knowledge and confidence to create their own masterpiece. Students will learn about conservation, the importance of safety and will develop a sense of pride and achievement in designing their own piece. They will have the opportunity to work with various timbers, power tools and hand tools safely.
The main project is a table and designs depend on the students experience and creative flair.