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
After completing their prototypes, UKS2 have moved on to making their real toys. Using tools such as rulers, set squares and craft knives, Years 5 and 6 accurately measured, drew and cut out nets from cardboard, scoring gently along the folds in order to allow the creases to bend without breaking the cardboard.Read More UKS2 DT