In art this term we are looking at textiles. Today we used our sketchbook to recreate some repeating patterns and we looked at the work of some craft makers.
It was amazing to welcome parents into our 1/2B classroom today to collaborate on our DT castle building activities 🏰
The children have used a range of skills to develop their round houses further. They also used teamwork and communication skills to weave and make knots. We just have our finishing touches to add next week.
Measuring, assembling, adapting and learning new DT skills in 1/2B 🏰
Using DT skills (and a rubric) to build castles in 1/2B 🏰
1/2B children had so much fun making our own ‘special’ version as we read the story of ‘Sam’s sandwich.’ Can you spot our additional extras? 🐛🐜
The children in year 3 and 4 had a fantastic experience learning how to melt aluminium into their heart shape moulds. The children were able to have hands on experience and make their own metal heart that will be made into a sculpture. Here are some pictures for the children in the workshop.
The children in 4D have been very lucky to be involved in the heart of willow project. The children have used fimo clay to make their mould for their metal hearts. They considered their design and then created their final mould. The children will see these designs being made into metal hearts in our workshop […]
We really enjoyed trying different Chinese food this morning. We were brilliant at trying new foods and talking about how it tasted.
Today Mrs Foster and Mr Parkin shared more delights with the children and cooked fajitas. The staffroom smelt delicious. Well done everyone and I hope you really enjoyed them.
This week we have created castle collages using different materials.
This morning all of the children in 5/6H and 6B have had an excellent morning combining their learning of DT and Science to create sustainable lighthouses. We have enjoyed the practical learning which would help lighthouse designs for the future.
After following a set of instructions carefully, class 1/2B created our head cake as a team 😋
1/2B children found a set of instructions that we could follow for a whole class project – a recipe for a cake! 😋
This is our celebration video for our STEM rollercoaster competition. Here are examples of the children’s amazing entries.
A huge thank you to Miss Darby for organising a wonderful stem challenge for our children supported by the Ogden Trust. Congratulations to all our children who entered there were some fantastic creations and the Roller coasters were exceptional,
Today the children finished their bug hotel and placed them around the school grounds. We will be returning to see if the bug have made a home in our hotels.
Today we looked at examples of bird feeders to see what we thought a bird feeder should look like, before have no a go at making our own 👷♂️
Wentworth Woodhouse has invited us to make paper camellia flowers to contribute to a collaborative art work installation, to attract funding to restore its beloved Camellia House. Children followed specific instructions carefully and used resilience to make our contributions. I bet you agree they look beautiful. Imagine how amazing they will look when all schools […]
The last couple of weeks, 5/6H have been producing some different pieces of artwork and design technology learning. They have focused on Olympic posters for painting and Olympic kits to design. The children tried really hard with the learning they produced.
As part of our DT project, we designed, made and evaluated our own Olympic medals in Y1/2B. We decided our medals must have the Olympic rings and the goddess of victory, Nike. They should be shiny and durable. They could have a ribbon attached, to wear around the neck. 🏅
This week we finished our DT project by making a moving London bus. We did an amazing job! We even used equipment to cut the dowel for our own axels.
This half term the children have worked incredibly hard to research, plan, design, make and evaluate their own London Bus with moving wheels. The resilience, problem solving and teamwork these children have shown has been amazing and is reflected in the excellent outcomes they produced.
Today as part of Design Technology and Maths, 6H designed and created pulleys which acted as flagpoles to raise flags. We discussed how a flagpole is used at the Olympics which we are participating in this week. Everyone worked well together to complete the problem solving challenges.
As part of our learning about healthy bodies and design technology, we created our smoothies which we designed. We then evaluated the taste to see which were good products. IMG_7817
This week we have been researching foods for healthy smoothies so that we can use them for leaving events later in the year. The testing was for flavour combinations and looking at the health benefits of the fruit so that we can then design smoothies and test out how they taste.
Today 6B has tried a wide range of fruit, taking notice of the tastes, textures and combinations of flavours. Children carefully considered which fruits would work best in smoothies and started to plan a new product. They then researched the health benefits for their chosen fruits as our topic is all about me and our […]
Today the children have been investigating the best shape for a Viking longboat. They created their prototypes and then tested them out. We then created a RUBRIC for our initial design.
In Ks1 this week the children have created their own Robo bugs which have a series of special functions. The children really enjoyed the planning, creating and evaluating the process. Well done Y1/2P I can’t wait to see them around school. I know Mrs Slack loved making hers.
In our DT lesson this week, the children explored and evaluated a range of vegetables in preparation for soup making. We tried a variety of raw and cooked vegetables, letting our senses help us with our evaluations. Using cocktail sticks to handle each item of food, we considered the smells, textures and flavours. We rated […]