Getting knotty in LKS2

This week we have been learning how to tie knots in Year 3 and 4. We started our knot tying with practicing tying our ’laces’. With perseverance and team work, we were all successful in trying our laces. Once we had mastered tying our laces, we moved on to start learning some important knots that […]

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Year 1 DT – Just paper?

Wow, What a lesson! Today, Year One we’re investigating how shaping materials can impact how stable a structure can be. We experimented with lots of different ideas to see how many blocks 1 sheet of paper can hold! We started thinking about how we cod reinforce our structures to make them even stronger! How many […]

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Y2 DT: neat joins

This week in DT Year 2 practised making neat joins using masking tape to build stable paper bridges. We then explored how to join plastic straws using pipe cleaners. We were delighted to be able to build 3D structures using this new technique.

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Reception – DT

This week we have been very busy! We have been looking at building specific items (furniture) from the story of Goldilocks and the Three Bears. We had to think carefully about how to connect the Duplo blocks to make it both stable and also still look like the item from the picture we were copying. […]

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Reception – DT

This week we have been very busy! We have been looking at building specific items (furniture) from the story of Goldilocks and the Three Bears. We had to think carefully about how to connect the Duplo blocks to make it both stable and also still look like the item from the picture we were copying. […]

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Rigid, stable structures in LKS2

Years 3&4 used their newfound knowledge of rigid, stable structures and different types of joints to do some excellent construction work this afternoon. They worked as a team to design a structure then divided up the roles of planner/architect, materials supplier and builder to create a freestanding, stable structure. They discussed the 2D shapes they […]

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DT in Y2: Which shape is best?

We continued our work on structures today looking at beam bridges and truss bridges. We noticed that truss bridges use triangles. We made our own triangles using straws and masking tape and tested their strength. We discovered that the sides bend if we apply pressure, but not the point. Our next task was to build […]

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