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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!