Year 2 have been continuing to explore structures, by making bridges with different materials and with different shapes. We have explored making paper channel bridges, and found out that the more layers of paper the more weight the bridge can hold. We have also used pipe cleaners and geostrips, and discovered that a simple rectangular […]Read More Y2 DT
Year 5 explored a variety of bridge construction kits , including a bridge building simulation on the iPads. Exploring construction kits is an important precursor to designing and making bridges (which is what they will be doing soon!) In most constructions, triangles played an important part, due to their rigidity. Lots of collaboration and resilience […]Read More Bridge construction
We are designing and building bridges using Duplo, sticks and string. We plan our work on the big screen too to test out different designs.Read More DT in Preschool
In Year 2, we kickstarted our new DT topic on structures with a busy afternoon learning about bridges and having our first go at building simple structures using pieces of cardboard. We then discussed how to make these simple bridges stronger. We looked at beam bridges and decided we needed to build piers to support […]Read More Building bridges in Y2
Today we decided to use some old wood and make some signs to let people know to be careful around the areas where we have planted our bulbs. To do this we had to cut them in half!Read More Reception – making signs for our plants
We have started to make a Gruffalo Wood small world and have been weaving spider webs and decorating our trees with spiral patterns. We really have to concentrate and use our hand muscles to make these small movements and delicate patterns.Read More Preschool perfect their fine motor skills
After six weeks of sewing, we finally have our finished toolbelts! After measuring their prototypes, Year 5 cut fabric to fit the correct size then made a toolbelt with pockets and straps using the running stitch, overcast stitch, backstitch and blanket stitch. Some children even decorated with embroidery. Some children are going to use theirs […]Read More UKS2 DT – The finished product!
As you may remember we asked for some odd socks recently, so we could make sock puppets! Here are a few photos of us having great fun and learning lots about sewing! Sewing is great for our fine motor skills and will help our muscles when it comes to writing!Read More Sock puppet fun!
Year 5 and 6 have been very busy in DT this week. Not only did the children plan and design their toolbelts, they made prototypes out of paper too! As all good designers know, the planning process is crucial so Years 5 and 6 thought carefully about the purpose of their product, the user, how […]Read More UKS2 DT
The final DT project is starting to take shape! This week, Years 5 and 6 constructed boxes from their nets then cut windows in order to access the inside. Cam mechanisms were made from the remaining cardboard. Some children chose to do snail shapes, while others chose to make circular cams. Using rulers, measurements were […]Read More UKS2 DT