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.
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!
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.
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...
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 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.