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KS2 have been lucky to be able to take part in some DT work around the 'Design Process Box'.  This was sent to us by the James Dyson Foundation and allows us to explore the job of a design engineer and to become design engineers ourselves following the same processes they use in their day to day jobs.  Today we learned all about the characteristics that a design engineer shows.  We knew patience and perseverance would be some of these traits, but we were surprised that frustration and wrong thinking are also considered helpful characteristics!  We watched some videos where design engineers explained their job and it was interesting to find out about their pathway into this career.  

We made pretzels! We looked at savoury products with a sweet twist too! We taste tested first. We designed, baked and made our own! Delicious!

UKS2 have had a busy DT focus week making a Roman catapult.  We started by exploring how the mechanism of a catapult works and worked together with a group to create a prototype.  We then designed our own catapult and finally created it using a whole host of technical skills.  We can't wait to try them out, before evaluating our end product.

Fun Food Chef! What a fantastic day we had cooking!