We created a design for a Diva lamp to celebrate Diwali because it is a festival of lights. We used air drying clay to make our lamp and learned techniques like rolling, pinching smoothing and making marks on our designs with different equipment. Once the lamps were dry we used our designs to help us paint our lamps. We put tea lights in them to complete them.
In Year 1 we made a sleigh for Santa. We created our own design and included wheels and axels to help Santa move his sleigh when there was no snow. Then we evaluated our work.
In the KS2 Base we learned all about where food comes from. We talked about how our food comes from plants or animals. We found out about how food is farmed and how farmers take care of animals and crops.
We then designed a meal for Miss Howe. We had to be careful because Miss Howe likes colourful vegetarian food that isn’t too spicy!
We were able to choose ingredients, equipment and talk about how to be safe and hygienic when preparing food.
In the KS1 Base we were able to choose toppings for our pancakes and say which ones we preferred.
We made our own money wallets for Chinese New Year and could watch adults using tools then copy the actions. Some of us could use scissors to cut out the shapes.
For our sewing topic in Year 3, we designed and made stockings. We made templates and cut out our patterns on felt. Then we had to sew the fabric together. Here are some pictures of us making our stocking and some of our finished work.
A banquet fit for a Queen
Year 1 have been looking at ways of staying healthy. They were set a challenge of creating a fruit salad that the Queen would enjoy. The children have explored different fruit and then chose the best ones to go in their own fruit salad.
The Great Kingsley Sandwich Off!
We practised our skills of chopping using the bridge and claw techniques.
We also used a grater to grate cheese and carrots.
We prepared lots of food for tasting.
Liam liked the taste of EVERYTHING!
Evie wasn't a fan of the olives they were too bitter.
In Year 6 we've been looking at shelters and improving them in preparation for Carlton Camp. One of the best ways of improving structures is triangulation. We were making photo frames. During the first attempt, we just made some squares; however, on the second attempt we used triangulation and they were a lot more sturdy than the first.
Year 2 have been learning about mechanisms in DT.
We made sliders and levers.
It was a little tricky but very fun!
Y3 have been learning how to make 3D designs from 2D shapes. They had to make templates and learn how to sew in different ways. Can you see their concentration faces?!
Some children made bags or pencil cases. Ben made a packet for his kindle to go in!
Well done Y3!
Reception have been doing some great DT work!
Teddy needed some wellies to go out in the puddles.
They investigated and evaluated materials that would not let water through to his feet.
When they decided what were the best materials to use they designed their wellies.
Then they had a go at making them with the materials!
Look at teddy's wellies.
In Year 2 DT we have been making freestanding structures. We decided to make an enclosure for Sheila the kangaroo because she keeps escaping from Captain Cook!
We looked at existing enclosures. Then looked at the best way to make structures strong and stable.
In our sketch pads, we designed our own enclosures then we used lots of different materials to make them.
Some of us struggled a little but after we made them, we evaluated our structures to see if they met our design criteria.