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In Year 3 we examined a selection of various photo frames and then used our cutting skills to make and evaluate our own.

PHOTOGRAPH PROJECT Year 3/4

With our improved cutting and gluing skills, we have been problem solving how to make a photograph frame to house a photo of ourselves. 

The best start in DT is to analyse how other frames have been made and to evaluate how successful they are doing the job they have been designed for. We have discussed what makes a design strong or weak, what materials are best, why certain materials are used and who is the frame designed for.

Next, we have cut and reinforced cardboard to make a frame following our own design. We were challenge to make it stand up with good stability.

"Say cheese!"

Year 3 made faces and perfected our cutting skills.

In Year 3 we have been practising our sewing skills, using a running stitch to create felt fish.

In Year 3, we built the Eiffel Tower out of rolled up tubes of paper thinking about the strength of the structure.

In Year 5, we have been investigating different lever and slider mechanisms.  We analysed using different materials for our sliders such as card, felt, wood, cloth, string and pipe cleaners.  We also tried out different bases to see which worked best.  We then designed our own working slider mechanism, where we had to think carefully about the different pathways that we wanted our objects to take. 

Exploring axles in Elder class!

In KS1, we used our painting skills to paint a paper plate green, the same colour as a beanstalk.
We then used our cutting skills to follow the line to create a spiral. We drew ourselves our own Jack and used our preferred fastener to attach him to the top of the beanstalk.

CUTTING AND ATTACHING

Year 3 and 4 have been improving our cutting and gluing skills by making expressive faces. We also used brass split pins to bring in an element of movement. We will now try something more challenging by cutting tougher card to make a 3-d face. We will also aim to improve or decorations skills which is another key element to Design and Technology.

Improving our cutting and gluing skills in Year 3/4

Now we are making faces in 3-d and challenging ourselves by cutting and gluing card as well as using unisnips.

We have used PVA glue for greater strength as we have mad our faces from egg boxes. Tomorrow is decoration time - how it is finished is another key importance to anything we design and make.

In preparation for making our beanstalk linked to our story "Jack and the Beanstalk" KS1 have investigated different fastenings to attach two pieces of paper together. We used glue, paper clips, treasury tags and split pins. 

Investigating Structures

 

Year 3 Challenge

Which team can build the tallest Eiffel Tower?

We thought about:       

                    stability of a structure

                    strengthening paper

                    using sellotape

                    persevering

                    sharing

                    teamwork

 

Year 4 Challenge

Which team can build the Arc de Triomphe with 4 archways?

We have been enjoying the story of Elmer. We used our cutting skills to create an elephant puppet.