Sewing Fastenings

As part of of our D&T project, Year 4 have been learning about different fastenings. They have all learned how to sew a button, a press stud and a zip onto fabric using different stitching techniques. A very useful life skill to possess. 
 

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British Science Week Bridge Building in Y6

As part of our Science week, Y6 were joined by a representative from Kier Construction and Engineering. The children were set a task of designing and building a bridge using spaghetti and marshmallows. They had to consider a range of structures and design a bridge that would be strong, secure and…

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Design and Technology in Y6

Y6’s Design and Technology topic this term asked the question: How string is a piece of spaghetti? The children refined their engineering and design skills by experimenting with ways to make the strongest type of structures to hold a selection of weights. They discovered that strong bases and…

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Year 2 Gruffalo Friends

After exploring the woods and talking about the sticks they found, the Year 2 children played Hug a Tree!  There were some fabulous instructions given and lovely teamwork to help each other to find their trees to hug!

Once we had played this game, the challenge was to design and make a Gruffalo…

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The Great Castle Creation

For our D and T project, we decided to make a Castle, which linked to our Wonderland and Traditional Tales theme! Every single person in our class had a specific job role, from designers and builders to painters and decorators.  We had to discuss how best to join things and had to make alterations…

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Wild Things

Using Wild Things as our inspiration, Year 1 had the challenge of creating a boat as well as a Wild Thing out of natural materials.  They set about working together brilliantly as Teams, showing co-operation, determination and lots of laughing and giggling.  The children talked about their designs…

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Year 5 Design and Technology Day

Year 5 designed and made a ‘Marble Run’ on our design and technology day. They used junk materials and enjoyed the challenge of  re-designing their models in order to ensure the marble could run through freely. 

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Year 5 Forest School

The activity for this week was to build a sculpture that represented ‘Hopes’ for Year 6.  The children were unanimous in that they wanted challenge, calm and fun!  
This group of children chose to work mostly as a team, but then 2 children broke away and decided to worked independently.  The…

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Pirate parrots

The children have been making pirate parrot finger puppets this week with felt. They picked their own colours for the parrot and his beak, glued their own eyes on and added a colourful feather. Let’s hope they don’t turn into talking parrots when they get home. 
 

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Y1 Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day

Year 1 enjoyed learning all about St. Patrick the Patron saint of Ireland.  We enjoyed researching then writing facts about St.Patrick inside shamrocks.  We created some super spiral snakes because they are in his story.  We learnt how people around the world celebrate the feast of St. Patrick…

Religious Education Year 1 D&T

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Stitching!

Year 4 have been learning different types of stitches. They first created a design in their sketch books, thinking about the use of different colours which complement one another. We have learned that stitching requires a lot of patience! 

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Cinnamon

Our spellings this week are the soft /c/ spelt ‘ci’ and one of our spellings is ‘cinnamon’ so we decided to make some cinnamon toast with one of our spellings. We agreed it’s good to try new things and although some of us were reluctant at first to try cinnamon, we discovered that we quite like…

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