For Maths, Science and Technology week, In Year 5, we made pop-up books. Our brief was to create a pop-up book for a Year 1 child based on a nursery rhyme. We chose Humpty Dumpty. We designed our books and decided which type of mechanism we would use on each page (a lever, a slider or a pop-out box). We needed to use our maths skills for measuring and looking at angles for our levers. It took a long time to get everything just right and we really concentrated on making the books attractive to our audience by making them bright, colourful and interactive. We are so pleased with our end results – we think they are EGG-cellent!
Year 4 have been working hard to create their own book sleeves. We needed to make sure our books sleeves had fastenings. We really enjoyed this project and Mrs Walls was amazed by our skills.
Our DT project in Year 5 was to create a stuffed toy. We had to design something for a younger child and take this into account during our planning.
First, we drew our designs and annotated them with what colours and stitches we’d use as well as any additions such as ears, spots or spikes.
Next, we made our template on card. We only needed the outline of the main shape and the outline of any appendages we were going to add. These were carefully cut out.
Then, we pinned our templates to our felt. We had 2 layers of felt (one for the front of the toy and one for the back) which made it tricky to cut out.
After that came the sewing! Our first stage was to stitch any details onto the main body of one of the pieces of felt. We then used a blanket stitch to join the front and back together, making sure we left a gap for stuffing.
Next we stuffed the toy using a pencil to push it through into the toy, making sure it filled any corners.
Finally, we used blanket stitch to close the hole we used for stuffing.
We are really pleased with our end results – what do you think?
In Year 4 we have been designing our own funny fish. Adding silly features, such as clown, robot, warrior etc. Gary has added ‘Witch’ features to his fish. Gary completed this task at home. Well done Gary!
We had great fun making cushions! We used cross stitch, applique and reverse applique to decorate our cushions and sewed them together with a running stitch. Lots of us have made them as surprise Christmas presents!
This week Year 3 have been completing their Design and Technology project.
We constructed our castles out of 3D shapes and then decorated our castles in colours to reflect the person who would live in it.
Year 3 have been constructing 3d shapes to use when constructing a castle in Design and Technology.
They have researched castles and designed a castle each.
Now they are creating the shapes they will use. They have been learning to fold and score card accurately. They have had to use determination and problem solving skills. They have had a great time.