A sneak preview !!!

This week we have started to make our pieces for the art exhibition. Our chosen commonwealth country is Nigeria. Today we made jewellery using the colours of the Nigerian flag. You are welcome to come into school on the 9th of June to see art work from across the school and celebrate the platinum…

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Finishing and evaluating our shelters

We had a busy afternoon on Monday, finishing our shelters then testing and evaluating them. The shelters had to meet the design brief: to be able to shelter a family of 4 Playmobile figures comfortably, keeping them safe from wind (a 30 second blast from a hair dryer) and rain (having 100ml of…

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Year4 Mother’s Day cards

We really hope you all liked your Mother’s Day cards. We spent lots of time and care making them for such special people.

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Shelters - The making begins!

After investigating suitable materials and experimenting with different structures, today we put all our learning together to design and then begin making the shelters for our play mobile families. We began by focusing on building a strong framework. We all decided to use wood to build our frames…

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Investigating Materials!

This afternoon, Year 6 have been testing the durability, strength and water-resistance of various materials so that they can move on to the next stage in the process: designing a shelter that will comfortably house 4 toy statues and can withstand 100ml of 'rain', survive 30 seconds of 'wild…

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Investigating structures

As part of our DT topic on shelters, we have been investigating techniques for making strong, stable structures using a variety of materials. We discovered that the use of triangles helps to make a structure rigid. We experimented with different materials to build a framework, including art straws…

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Super teddies

We are exploring different materials. We wanted to make our cuddly toys into superheroes. Each child had to feel the different materials and choose one to make a cape out of. We went up to the juniors and let our teddies fly.

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Year 4- Chinese New Year

Year 4 have been using their Art and DT skills to make Chinese dragons ready to celebrate 2022 The Year of the Tiger.

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Great British Dishes Week 3: Scottish Oatcakes

Year 6 designed toppings for Scottish Oatcakes based on a specific design criteria and then made some of these at home. They are to prepare, assemble and taste the oatcakes before evaluating their toppings.

The children were also given the option of baking shortbread also, in keeping with the…

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A career in bread baking awaits


Look at our finished bread rolls. Hopefully they will taste as good as they look and smell. Well done to all our budding bakers. 

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Making bread using a basic recipe

 

Today we have been making bread rolls using a basic recipe. Now that we know the ingredients we need and how to combine them, we can use this to help us design our own bread next lesson. 
 

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Fruit Crumbles & Desserts

As an added extra this week, the children have been asked if they'd like to cook a crumble at home with their families using fruits, linking to our learning in DT. Despite it being an optional activity, it's great to see our children and families already eager to give this a go! Some children have…

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