This week in DT we thought about which parts of a fruit or vegetable we eat, and which bits we discard. We discovered this is sometimes a matter of taste – some of us eat all of an apple, even the stalk! After sorting different fruits and vegetables into categories according to how we prepare […]Read More Y2 DT: peeling fruit and veg
Our new DT topic on food and nutrition started today with Year 2 squishing, sniffing and labelling a variety of fruit and vegetables. They were pretty good at this, but were all outwitted by a persimmon! We then learnt about the scientific definition of fruit and vegetable. We were surprised to learn that many of […]Read More Y2 DT: fruit or vegetable?
We have just embarked on a delicious quest to Indian to learn all about curry! In fact, the world curry comes from the Indian Tamil word ‘Kari’ meaning a sauce or soup to be served with rice. We looked at world maps and found out that curry is quite a global dish- with many different […]Read More UKS2 DT- Food
LKS2 made connections between the technology of the Ancient Sumerians, Shang Dynasty and the Indus Valley Civilisation this afternoon. We identified what artefacts can tell us about the technology of Ancient Civilisations and the children came up with some superb ideas such as: if there was communication between different civilisations; how skilled they were; what […]Read More Technology in Ancient Civilisations
Year One have really enjoyed the challenge of making bridges for the three Billy goats! After designing our bridges, we had a go at using the skills we’ve been working on this term to build them. Year One worked hard however creating the bridges we wanted proved difficult. We evaluated what went well and what […]Read More Year 1 DT – We made it across the bridge!
Preschool have been using their cutting skills to make kites and test them on this windy day.Read More Up, up and away!
Having learned all the different designs of bridges in the real word- from triangulation to suspension- we designed and built our own! Firstly we planned what kind of bridge we wanted to make, using the engineering skills we have gained over this project. But just like real engineers, our plans and designs were a work […]Read More UKS2 DT Bridges
Year 2 completed their DT structures topic today but putting the finishing touches to their bridges and testing them. Three of our bridges held 1kg! We then evaluated our work, and will write up our evaluations tomorrow in our writing session. Year 2 have really enjoyed this topic and have shown great creativity in their […]Read More y2 finish and evaluate their bridges
Two brilliant afternoons of den building in Reception this week! After a successful afternoon of den building with year 4 we already had some knowledge of how to make a successful den! Year 3 we’re great at giving us direction, we all had a partner and a job to do. One of the project managers […]Read More Reception and year 3 – DT Structures
We had the opportunity to work with year 4 to build a structure, a den for us to be precise! Year 4 helped us by giving us directions, they tried to talk us through the process of the building from the viewpoint of their job role, these were project manager, supplier, builder, and planner. We […]Read More Reception and year 4 – DT structures