The most certain way to succeed is to try just one more time.' Thomas A Edison
'The important thing is to never stop questioning.' Albert Einsteinen
‘Treasure your curiosity and nurture your imagination. Have confidence in yourself.’ Shirley Anne Jackson
'Enjoy failure and learn from it. You can never learn from success.' James Dyson
Design and Technology Documents
Year 5 investigated, designed and made a range of bug hotels. Why build a bug hotel? Bug hotels benefit lots of different types of minibeast and insects such as ladybirds, bees, spiders and woodlice. Minibeasts can then use your bug hotel as a safe space to shelter, lay their eggs, raise their young, and seek refuge from predators.
Year 4 Textiles
User: a person of our choice from home
Purpose: a Christmas gift
Product: a money container
We began the unit by examining existing money containers in order to analyse and understand how products are made. We created our design criteria. Next, we learnt how to thread a needle, tie a knot, sew the back stitch or over stitch and make a button loop for a button. We recorded our plans by drawing using annotated sketches and preparing pattern pieces as templates for our designs. At each stage of the making process, we had to select from our bank of techniques. During our evaluations, we identified the strengths and weaknesses of our design ideas in relation to the purpose and our user. We carefully wrapped our finished product in the beautiful wrapping paper made by Year 5 – just in time for Christmas.
Year 4- Art & DT - Light Up Signs
We investigated a range of light up signs and explored their purposes. We applied our knowledge of circuits from our science lessons to create our own light up signs for different areas in school – from the entrance to prayer areas and to the library.
Year 5 - Construction
Year 3 - DT: Baking
Year 3 spent the last few weeks looking at food in DT. We thoroughly enjoyed our lessons researching the different qualities of biscuits (yum!). We then decided to make a sweet treat for a loved one for Christmas. In order to design a treat they would like, we asked them about their favourite colour, shape and flavour (among other things) and designed our treat based on their answers. We had such fun baking and decorating our biscuits. We hope you enjoyed them!