D&T was taught over 2 days this term and it was a huge success, enjoyed by all of the children. Take a look at some of the projects we have been working on...
Year 1 Moving parts - Christmas cards
Children investigated what a moving mechanism is and how to create one. They focused on slider mechanisms, recognising different types and how they work before using a character to create their own moving picture
Year 2 Mechanisms - Santa’s Sleigh
Children explored and discussed a variety of different vehicles, their features and what they are used for. They made designs and followed them to create and make their vehicles using a range of craft materials.
Year 3 Structures Shell structures - Desk Tidy
The children investigated a collection of different shell structures including packaging. They then designed and created their own shell structure with a specific purpose.
Year 4 Mechanical Systems Levers and linkages - Christmas cards
Children examined a variety of books with moving mechanisms and discussed their design and construction using some technical vocabulary. The children then closely examined some moving mechanisms, sketching and labeling them.
Year 5 Structures Frame structures - Building Bridges
Children learnt all about how simple bridges are constructed using beams, pillars or piers. The children then made and tested beam bridge designs
Year 6 Fashion and Textiles Combining different fabric shapes - Christmas Stockings
The children learnt all about the work of fashion designers. They researched ways in which to join and decorate materials. Following this, they then practised hand sewing stitches and designing their own stockings for Christmas.
During the spring term each year group will teach a cookery topic. Each class will get the fantastic opportunity to prepare and cook their product with a professional chef.
For these cooking sessions we also invite some parents from each year group in to help the children make their dish.
6B - Home Made Soup - Healthy and Varied Diet
Mr Brook's class took part in the first cookery session this year. The children in year 6 made a vegetable soup from scratch. The children had the opportunity to taste and try different soups to decide what ingredients they like before designing and making their soup. The children were able to measure out, cut, shape and combine the vegetables to make their own soup.
6P - Homemade Vegetarian Casserole - Healthy Varied Diet
Miss Parry's class made Vegetarian Casserole this week. The children had to measure out, chop, shape and combine the ingredients and were able to learn all about preparing different types of vegetables. They even learnt how to make their own vegetable stock!
5E - Pittas and Homemade Hummus - Celebrating Culture and Seasonality
Mr Edwards' class had the amazing opportunity to make homemade hummus and dips in their family food cookery session. They got to make salsa, hummus and guacamole. The years fives were able to follow a basic recipe in order to prepare a savory product. They demonstrated how to use appropriate utensils in order to cut and combine the ingredients.
4C - Spanish Omelette - Seasonal Food
4C made there very own Spanish omelettes. The children got the opportunity use a range of techniques to prepare their own ingredients hygienically to chop their own vegetables, using the bridge and claw technique, crack their own eggs and peel their own potatoes!
4F - Stuffed Potato Skins - Seasonal Food
Class 4F made stuffed potatoes. The class got the opportunity to use a range of utensils and techniques to prepare ingredients hygienically to chop, using the bridge and claw technique, and prepare a range of vegetables including, spring onions and peppers.
3G - Bread and Butter Pudding - Healthy and Varied Diet
Class 3G were the first class in the school to make a sweet product. Mr Greaves' class made some lovely bread and butter pudding by following a recipe. They got the opportunity to prepare their own ingredients crack and whisk their own eggs and baking the final product.
3M - Scones - Healthy and Varied Diet
Mr McNally's class made some lovely scones by following a recipe. They prepared their own ingredients, cranked their own eggs, mixed the ingredients together and baked the final product.
2R - Vegetarian Pizzas - Preparing Fruit and Vegetables
Miss Rush's class made some wonderful vegetable pizzas. They got to research different types of pizzas and design their own products. The children then closely followed a recipe to make their own dough and roll it into shape. The children then demonstrated basic hygiene by preparing their own vegetables by washing, peeling and slicing. The children then topped their pizzas with the different vegetables and bake them in the oven.
2L - Pin Wheel Pizzas - Preparing Fruit and Vegetables.
Miss Little's class made some brilliant pinwheel pizzas. The children researched different types of pizzas and designed their own products. The children closely followed a recipe closely to prepare the dough and vegetables. The children then demonstrated basic hygiene by preparing their own vegetables by washing, peeling and slicing. The children then topped their pizzas with the different vegetables rolled them into wheels and baked them in the oven.
1B - Fruit Smoothies - Preparing Fruit and Vegetable
Miss Byatt's class made some delicious fruit smoothies. They demonstrated their skills through following a recipe, using simple utensils to cut, as well as preparing their fruits and vegetables by washing, peeling and slicing them.