The Year 1 children have really been enjoying their DT work on structures. The children had to research, discover the materials, design and create their own playground equipment. Most of the children chose to create a swing, slide or roundabout. Even though some of the joins were tricky, the children all managed to make a fantastic piece of equipment which they should be proud of.
Today we have started our DT block on Mechanisms. We have been looking at sliders and how they work. This lesson we focused on cutting and sticking when making our new mechanisms. Soon we will put all of our new skills into use when making our Christmas cards.
Year 3 have been creating their own pop up books. We created different mechanisms to make our books move. After reading it in class, we based our books on Roald Dahl’s ‘The Witches’.
Year 2 have been making silly salads for DT. We peeled, chopped, sliced and grated fruit and vegetables to design a salad to help younger children be more healthy and eat more fruit and vegetables.
Our finished Silly Salads. They looked exactly like our designs!
Year 4 have been planning their perfect, balanced sandwich. We looked at a healthy food plate and discussed different ingredients that we would need to make a healthy sandwich. We have been discussing that we can have any food in moderation. Check out some of our creations!
We then ate our delicious sandwiches and some of us took them home for our families to try.
Year 4 have worked so hard creating their own light up Christmas cards. They have been using their knowledge of circuits to get their light to turn on and off when the switch is pressed. We can’t wait for our families to see them.