Year 5 Pig Visit 2

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Yesterday, both classes visited The Pig for our second visit as part of the Adopt a School programme. We began by looking at spring herbs and comparing these to the autumnal vegetables we saw on our last visit. The children were able to smell and taste them which resulted in some expressive…

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Marble runs - Year One

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This term, Year one pupils have designed and made their own marble runs.


Within morning/class work they explored existing products (plastic marble runs) and practised using tools and joining techniques. Within their DT lessons, the classes discussed slides in the playground; gravity; the…

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Ancient Roman bread - Birch class

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Ancient Roman bread.


This week, Birch class made their flavoured Roman bread. We began by giving the children their instructions using bossy verbs; we discussed the importance of hygiene and cleaning surfaces before beginning to prepare food. The children added their chosen flavours to the…

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Ancient Roman food

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Aiming for the complete immersion into the domestic life of an Ancient Roman, Year 4 have been exploring food and cooking of the period. The children started last week by making their own clay cooking/serving pots using the coil method (also used by the Ancient Romans).


This week they…

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Wheels and axles - Year R!

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Over the last two weeks, the children in Year R have been making their own vehicles from card. With the help of a drawn template and step by step instructions, they have been able to make their own cars that can be pushed along and include wheels and axles. Year R have used tools such as scissors…

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Year R - joining materials 2

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Throughout term 3, Year R practised joining materials together. The children have created large-scale collaged pictures inspired by fairy tales; made their own glue from flour and water; created lollipops and wands; learnt how to use tabs and PVA glue; practised wrapping pipe cleaners; used hole…

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Architecture Workshop - Year 6

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A massive thank you to Vicky Kirk, a director of Studio Partington (an award-winning London architect practice), who visited our school this week to run an Architecture workshop for ten Year 6 pupils. Vicky introduced the diverse role of an architect and talked about the variety of buildings,…

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Year R join materials

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Year R use PVA glue!


Over the last two weeks, children in Year R have been given the choice of making either a magic wand or an ice lolly from a range of art materials. Some attempted to draw out shapes using a stencil but all cut out their own star or lolly from card. They attached a…

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Moon Buggies

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Year 5 have completed their Moon Buggy toys for children aged 9-10 years old.


Product specification were as follows:


  • It must move using an elastic band ‘pull back’ mechanism
  • Have 4 wheel and 2 axels
  • The dimensions must not exceed an A4 piece of paper
  • Be strong and robust…
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Egyptian necklaces - Year 3

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The Year three topic this term was Ancient Egypt. Within Design Technology, pupils designed and made necklaces inspired by Ancient Egyptian art and jewellery. This was a DT textiles project and the main feature on each necklace is a rectangular shaped piece of weaving. Pupils also explored making…

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DT- Year 6 chairs

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Year 6 chairs are here! Order now!


Throughout this project, Year 6 have: learnt about strong shapes and forces; explored materials, techniques, joins and structures; made initial designs inspired by influential designers; made prototypes and modified designs as appropriate; skilfully made…

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Super Hero moving pictures - Year one

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This week, Year one completed their DT Super Hero Moving Pictures!


Within the project the children: explored who can be a super hero and they have designed and drawn their own; explored and made slider and lever mechanisms; designed and made their own backgrounds using geometric shape…

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