Year 2 – Who am I as a learner?

Today, Year 2 have been taking time to reflect on themselves as learners. We discussed how each and every learner is different and the importance of being honest with yourself. We explored different learning statements through whole class discussion and peer sharing opportunities. The children have now started to identify their strengths using their own target boards. We will return to these many times over the next two weeks as part of our ongoing learning reflections.

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Year 2 – DT Day

Food, A Balanced Diet, was our DT day topic in Year 2. The children were given the task of designing, making and evaluating a healthy snack. Prior to designing, the children explored how sugar was made made and were shocked at the amount of hidden sugars in fruit juices and fizzy drinks.

Year 2 explored the 5 food groups and ensured when designing they had a healthy balance, using cranberry sauce as a treat!

When making their wraps, the children learnt the bridge and claw cutting method to cut their vegetables.

Once made, the children evaluated their wraps, for smell, appearance and taste and thought about what they would change when making a wrap next time.

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DT day in Year 5

Children in Year 5 experimented and explored pop-up books.

With an audience in mind (Year 1), we started to brainstorm ideas of books our audience might enjoy reading. With a design and a clear structure ready, we began to make the characters/objects and the mechanisms of each page.

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DT day in year 3

Today in year 3, we made pneumatic monsters powered by air.

The children went through the process of investigating the uses of pneumatics with a variety of experiments. After break they designed their monsters before spending the afternoon creating them and powering them with pneumatic mechanisms!

 

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Year 1 DT Day


Today Year 1s designed and constructed a windmill for a mouse. We began by talking about where we have seen windmills and learning about their three main parts and how they work. Then the children decorated their nets, taking care to include a door and windows for the mouse.  After they had decorated their nets, they cut along the solid lines and folded along the dotted lines to create a stable structure. This was a tricky step and the children did really well to focus and help one another. Finally, the children poked holes in their turbine nets and attached the pipe cleaner axles and fitted it to their structure to complete their windmills. The children loved testing out their windmills and could reflect upon what went well and what didn’t go so well. 

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DT Day – Year 4

Today, Year 4 have been focussing on structure pavilions. They began by exploring the different types of structures using cocktail sticks and midget gems. They realised that using 3D structures would make the pavilions more stable and strong.

They designed their own pavilions, deciding what theme they wanted and who it appeals to. We spent the afternoon beginning to build them using lots of different resources. We didn’t manage to finish them but will be finishing them soon!

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