Year 4 International Mask Exhibition

At the beginning of Term 2, Year 4 children were challenged to make a mask as part of an exhibition for the ’V & A Local’ at Bridge School. The children studied the ancient Maya people and culture as part of their history topic. They learnt that the Maya had different types of masks for different…

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DT - Chairs

Year 6 have finished making their chairs! They look amazing and hopefully their target customers will find them appeal too.

Throughout the term, pupils have been exploring materials, techniques and structures; they have made initial designs inspired by influential designers; made prototypes…

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DT - Year 3 Egyptian necklaces

Year 3 have completed their stylish Egyptian themed necklaces. They have explored textiles techniques; made very impressive pieces of weaving; designed their necklaces using inspiration from their topic of Ancient Egypt; skilfully made and assembled their necklaces and then evaluated their…

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DT - Year 1 Christmas cards

In DT this term, Year 1 have been working towards making moving Christmas cards for their families. They have explored tools, materials and techniques; carefully designed the front of their cards and have practised making mechanisms. Pupils made their cards this week using paper collage and will…

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Year 2 DT

As part of our topic on the Great Fire of London the children were set the challenge of re-building London. The children had to design a model of the building they were going to create and used our trip to Canterbury as inspiration. The children then choose which construction material they wanted…

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Prototype chairs - Year 6

Our focus on Design Technology continues this term and the Year 6 chair project progresses well. This week, the pupils have been making prototypes of their chairs from paper straws, paper and masking tape. These models give the children an opportunity to test their designs, structures, and…

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Mayan Day

Thank you to everyone in year 4 for participating so enthusiastically in our Mayan Day. The outfits were brilliant. We all enjoyed being explorers and discovering new things about the Maya. We learnt about a few of the many gods including the sun god and the maize god and why they were so…

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DT - Year 3 weaving

The Year three topic this term is Ancient Egypt. Within Design Technology, pupils are designing and making necklaces (inspired by Ancient Egyptian art) for a summer ‘collection’ – Egyptian style is back in fashion after 5000 years!

This is a DT textiles unit, so the main feature on the…

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DT - Year 1

This term we are focusing on Design Technology. Year one regularly practises motor skills within lessons with Mrs Cork and Mrs Andrews; in preparation for this project they have been practising using scissors and a hole punch.

Within their DT lessons they are getting into the Christmas spirit…

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Chair Design - Strong shapes and WW2

Our focus this term is Design Technology. Our DT projects consist of four steps – explore, design, make and evaluate.

Year 6 are designing chairs (Action man sized) for John Lewis this term. To begin, the pupils explored strong shapes within structures. We looked at the work of architects and…

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Papier mâché mountains

Design Technology – papier mâché

The fictional Professor Mont Blanc commissioned Year 3 to make her a teaching prop for her Geography lesson about mountains. She needed a model of a mountain which clearly showed its key features. It had to be big enough to be seen clearly by all pupils in the…

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Chair design.

In DT, Year 6 have been designing chairs with the aim for them to be sold at John Lewis online.

Pupils were asked to design chairs appealing to one of the following customers:

  • Student 18 -21 years old. A multi-purpose chair (it is their only chair in their one-room accommodation)
  • A…
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