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Reception - The children learned and practised lots of skills making their England roses for our St. George's Day Parade: folding, cutting, joining and securing!

Reception - Making pretend sweets for our sweet shop! (EY Picture News link)

Reception - Tasting fruits, deciding on our favourites, preparing fruit salad and eating it for special snack! Delicious! All part of our World Book Day celebrations!

Reception - Junk model space vehicles. The children have been learning how to use a range of different joining techniques...

Reception - Practising our sewing skills! This was part of our learning about Mary Seacole and how she would stitch soldiers wounds up. She is a famous black nurse from history who we have been learning about during our work on Black History Month

Reception - Making Jam Sandwiches for our Teddy Bears' Picnic!

Reception - We practised the skills of folding, cutting, curling and joining to create these beautiful hyacinths to present to Mary at our May Liturgy!

Reception - Junk Model Dragons! The children learned and practised the skills of ripping, joining, securing and finishing. The children then used the dragons in our parade!

Reception - The children learned and practised lots of skills creating the England roses for St. George's Day: folding, cutting, joining, securing and finishing!

Reception - Making and eating fruit salad!

Reception Large Construction - Creating the International Space Station!

Reception - Making and eating jelly (Alien Slime!!)

Reception Space Vehicle Free Construction

Reception Hedgehog Hibernation Nests

Reception Jam Sandwiches

Reception Fruit Smoothies

Reception Junk Model Space Vehicles!

Year 6- Electrical Circuits- Steady Hand Game

Design and Technology - Egg vehicle challenge

Before the children broke up for Easter they had the opportunity to take part in a vehicle challenge. The children were provided with 4 wheels and 2 Rowling rods which had to be used in their design. The aim of the challenge was to create a vehicle that would transport an unboiled egg across the room. Take a look at some of the children’s inventions. 

Design & Technology - Reception: Space vehicles

During their space topic Reception class created space vehicles using their junk modelling skills. The children showed great skills and independence in their construction. The children had the opportunity to:

  • Develop their own ideas and then decide which materials to use to express them
  • Join different materials and explore different textures. 

Design & technology - Reception: Wiggly worm puppets

During our 'Light and Dark' topic the children took a great interest in worms so they started learning the song, ‘There’s a worm at the bottom of the garden!’, and the children all made a dancing wiggly worm puppet to use to help perform the song!

They had to watch, listen and follow some tricky instructions closely and they used skills including cutting, folding, sticking and drawing!

The children applied their prior knowledge remembering they only needed to draw a mouth on their earthworm as they don’t have eyes, ears or noses! 

They then performed the song using their puppets for their nursery friends.

 

During this Design and Technology challenge the children had the opportunity to: 

  • Explore different materials freely, to develop their ideas about how to use them and what to make.
  • Join different materials and explore different textures. 
  •  Return to and build on their previous learning, refining ideas and developing their ability to represent them. 
  • Create collaboratively, sharing ideas, resources and skills.

 

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Design and Technology - Year 2: A Balanced Diet

The children in Year 2 have been investigating what a healthy diet is. They then completed some taste testing. From this they then had to design a healthy wrap including the following points:

  • The wrap must be healthy
  • The wrap should include a protein, vegetable (Parts of plants that can be eaten by people as food. The parts may be the leaves, roots or stem.)
  • The children should like the wrap
  • The wrap should be tasty but not expensive

 

The children then made their wraps and evaluated them. 

 

Design & technology - Year 4: adapting a recipe

In year 4 the children were looking at and evaluating cookies that are already on the market and using their findings they designed, made and evaluated their own cookie recipes. What delicious cookies they were!

Design & Technology - Year 5: Electronic greeting cards

At Christmas time, Year 5 designed, made, evaluated and used their technical knowledge of circuits to create an electronic Christmas card. They all did a brilliant job and were very successful. Well done Year 5!

 

Design & Technology - Year 6: Waistcoats

In Year 6 the children have been designing, making and evaluating waistcoats to fit a teddy bear. The children showed great skill in all 3 stages and the end result was fantastic!