Design and Technology Club
During their time in DT club, the children from Year 1 and 2 completed different activities which required them to carry out research, design, make and evaluate. We carried out lots of mini projects, mainly to develop our knowledge of secure structures and we applied our scientific and mathematical knowledge to help us to solve problems.
The children needed to apply their knowledge of materials and their properties, as well as some of their mathematical knowledge to:
- Create a bridge between two tables which could hold an agreed amount (a beebot).
- Create a stand which could hold the most cups.
- Create Christmas themed 3D shapes, using only cocktail sticks and midget gems.
- Create a zip line which could hold a small world character.
The children used the laptops to carry out research based on a theme, which they used to create a design. They then created a mock up of the size and shape of their chosen decoration. Once they had done this, they cut out their material, added embellishments and sewed it, adding stuffing and ribbon to finish.
To begin with, the children had fun exploring how a marble run works. They investigated the different configurations that could be made and used this to help them to decide on their own shape of for their design. After this, the children drew a design for their own marble runs and then created them using a range of junk modelling materials. The children evaluated their work, as they progressed and discussed with each other how they could be more successful.