Designing, Making and Evaluating a Beach Bag!

As part of our Topic we had to design, create and evaluate a beach bag. We first made our designs. We decided that because they were a beach bag, we wanted to put coastal features or coastal-themed things onto them. Once we had our designs, we practiced a running stitch on binka, turns out that…

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Sewing flags

After researching about different flags we designed our own flags for a carnival. We practised a running stitch, cut a template out of felt and joined together two pieces of material using the running stitch. We are very proud of our sewing skills!

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Moving toy final project

Year 6 have finally got round to finishing off their moving toy projects this week. We started them a few months back with a prototype but now the children are trying to learn from their first go and create a better product! So far the children seem to be more successful than their previous…

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Building bridges

As part of our topic, we designed and built structures that were fit for purpose; carrying cars over a river. Once built, we tested our bridges with weights to see if they were solid structures. Well done to Jacob and Serena, whose bridge held 3kg!!

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Building a bug hotel

Another part of our charity project with Global Action Plan was building a bug hotel. The children decided that saving the bees was something that was important to them and that the best way to help and spread their message was to build a bug hotel. It will stay on our school field for hundreds of…

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Junk Modelling

After a busy SATs week, we had a fun afternoon doing some junk modelling. We were given lots of different recyclable materials and we had to design and create a model. We had to think carefully about our design and what the thing we were making would be used for. We had some great ideas, such as a…

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The Little Red Hen

We have been exploring signs of spring and reading the Little Red Hen. We really enjoyed making our own bread and acting out the story. We also enjoyed experimenting with different resources to create our own spring art work. 

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Pizza making

Following our non-fiction English unit based on Sicily, the children enjoyed an experience day where they made their own pizza! It was delicious! 
 

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Making smoothies

 

In our Topic lesson this week, we made our smoothies that we had designed the previous lesson. We chopped up our fruit and blended them ourselves. We tasted our own and evaluated it including appearance, texture and taste. We then tasted each others and evaluated them. 

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Tasting smoothies

Today in our Topic lesson, we were tasting smoothies and evaluating them. We did this to help us understand what fruits work well together and we designed our own smoothies. We are making them for sailors to prevent them from getting scurvy as this is what we have been learning about. Next…

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Supertato!

We loved exploring the book 'Supertato!'. We made our own supertato using different materials. On the country road, we made an obstacle course to help the veggies escape the evil pea! This was a fun activity that helped us develop our movement, balancing and jumping skills. 

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Moving toy mid-point evaluation

After making their prototypes last week, the children took time to reflect on what the strengths and weaknesses were for their design. This included the way that they approached the construction process. Some children needed to make their structure larger, smaller or more stable: others needed to…

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