Design and Technology

Y3 Science – Forces

The children have been exploring forces this term and thinking about ways we can see the effects of forces. We linked this learning to our Ancient Egypt topic to think about ways to move pyramid blocks efficiently. They used saws to prepare ‘rollers’ for this purpose too!

Y4 Legendary Legionary Day & Roman Technology Learning

To support our learning about the Romans in Britain, Y4 found out about Roman Road making by creating a mini version of the layers used by the Romans to create their famour roads.  In June we will be putting this learning to the test to decide whether a local road could have been made by […]

Y4 Flight Investigations – STEM Learning

As part of our Learning Journey, we used Bear Grylls jumping out of a ‘flying car’ as inspiration to find out more about flight. We started off by thinking about the forces involved: thrust, drag, lift and gravity, and how these are affected by the mass of the object trying to fly. We then investigated […]

Y6 – DT – Shelter Design and Construction

In our Design and Technology lessons, Year 6 have completed a T.A.S.C project to build strong structures. Children were tasked with building a structure, with a pitched roof, which could bear he maximum load under compression when loaded from above. Children began by using paper to explore which shapes were strong and how they could […]

Y4 Design and Technology – Sewing Chitons

To support our understanding of the Ancient Greek world, we learned about why loose-fitting garments like ‘chitons’ would be comfortable in the Greek climate. To create our own chiton (for a teddy), we used some scraps of material to practice running stitch, which we had learned in Y3. We then learned how to do backstitch, […]

Y3 Sled Designs

This half term the Year 3s have been the challenged to design and make a sled that will travel smoothly and quickly across the snow for their Inuk friend Aput! After researching existing sled designs and learning all about friction, the classes began by testing the best surface for their sled’s base. They tested out […]

Y4 Bread Baking

For the final piece of learning in our ‘Food for Thought’ learning journey, Y4 spent a week studying bread, including where it comes from and how it is made. We started off by finding out about the many types of bread that are found around the world, then discovered how the different parts of a […]

Y4 Design and Technology – Reindeer

To create our cute reindeer, Y4 had to measure, mark and cut their wood. Next we drilled holes for the legs, neck and antlers and stuck on noses and eyes. Finally we plaited scarves to finish off our creations. As the photos show, this required some fantastic teamwork from the whole year group. Our value […]


In Y3 we completed a TASC project. We designed, made and evaluated our own Christmas decoration. We designed 3 different idea’s then we chose our best design. After that we evaluated our decoration and thought about what we would improve or do differently next time. The children had so much fun making them and can’t […]

Y6 Food Technology – Jerk Chicken

As part of our ‘Jammin’ in Jamaica’ learning journey, the Year 6 children were tasked with creating a bespoke spice blend to use in our food technology lessons. Using ratios, and working as part of a team, the children blended fourteen different herbs and spices together to create a unique spice-rub. This was applied to […]