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.
Year 1 have been learning about Chinese New Year! We have been looking at the different animals that represent each year and we now know that this year is the year of the tiger. We have also been looking at traditions and we know that children receive red envelopes with money and sweets inside for good luck. We all got our own packet of sweets and we received our own red tiger from Jin’s parents, which all the children loved.
Year 1 have been using their painting skills to change the tone of their colour.
Year 1 have been using their balancing skills to complete a obstacle course in the gym. We has to climb, move, balance and swing to complete the course. The children had lots of fun and gained confidence each time they had another turn.
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.