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Design Technology


We believe that all children in our school should have the opportunity to develop a creative mindset, become innovative designers and to critically evaluate their own work. We think that is it vital that children have access to a wide range of materials and resources that can allow them to experiment with design, technique and creativity. The problem solving and critical thinking skills acquired through design technology lessons will be used across the whole school curriculum.

Being Imaginative and Expressive in FS2

Children were provided with opportunities to work together t develop and create ideas. They discussed what they could make and in maths, they made a pictogram to decide on the colours to use. Children were given a range of materials for them to construct with. They also applied their joining techniques using different adhesive tape and sorts of glue. 




Receptions very own Jubilee Crown

Using different media in Reception.

Reception children have been experimenting (and getting messy) with modroc. They shaped and moulded newspaper in the shape of a crown and cut and wet modroc before applying it. Next job, painting and applying jewels!

Sculpture in Year One

Year One used clay to create models of a mode of transport of their choice. We practised using tools to add detail and texture to our sculptures.

Year 4 - Union Jack for the Jubilee!

In Year 4, the children have started creating our Union Jack for the Jubilee celebrations we are having in school. The children are making a Union Jack but on a grand scale! The children have started our Union Jack by painting it using the red, white and blue colours. The children have started to finish our flag by sewing some felt onto it. The children will also be cutting pieces of felt and gluing them on so that our Union Jack is mixed media. The children did a fantastic job today and were very proud of not only creating their Union Jack but also leaving a Union Jack printed on the tables! 


The finished product:

Year 6's Design Technology project was to make a 3D form of the Queen! You can see the children's process of using a variety of materials in the slideshow; the final design to follow shortly...

Reception children tasting hot cross buns to remind us of the sacrifice Jesus made.

After School Sewing Club

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What a brilliant after school club allowing children to be creative, learn a new skill, improve their hand eye coordination and develop fine motor skills whilst having fun and making something they can be proud of!

Year 4 Roman Banners

Year 4 created Roman banners by using cotton material, felt and paints. They sewed their design onto their painted material after researching all about Roman banners.

Year 3 Stone Age Houses

Year 3 researched Stone Age houses during their topic. They looked at how to insulate the house and keep it warm, the shape of the houses and what materials were best to use.

During enterprise week, Reception children practised their hand-eye coordination by sewing stockings. They used basic running stitch which helps to develop their fine motor skills. They demonstrated patience as they learnt this new skill.

Year 4 have created a Roman banner for their armies by painting and sewing material together.

EYFS have been busy designing, building and evaluating their Three Little pig house.