Our Design and Technology curriculum provides children with a real-life context for designing and making products with a purpose. Through our innovative curriculum, we encourage the children to aim high and engage with the wider world. Children at St. Mary's will develop skills, knowledge and understanding of designing and making functional products. They will learn to use a range of tools with confidence and will view evaluation as a way to improve their initial pro-types. Design and Technology and St. Mary's encourages children's creativity and innovation through engaging with important, current issues by exploring the designed and made world in which we live.
Ancient Greek Pottery Painting In Shelly Woods Class
Seasonal Stockings - Day 2
Seasonal Stockings in Pele Class!
We are working on our DT topic this half term. We have been looking at Christmas Stockings and their designs. We have been talking about the function of the stocking and what is important to consider when making a stocking. We have also been looking at the visual appeal of the stockings and what we would like to include on our own Christmas Stockings.
Ancient Greek Pottery
Today we got all messy and created our very own Ancient Greek pottery. We researched some designs, created some of our own, practised different patterns and then used clay to create our own masterpieces! When they are dry, we will use black and orange (the colours the Ancient Greeks used) to paint our creations!
In Year 2, we have designed and created our own animal habitats from around the world, next we will evaluate them!
This week in Year 4, we have been food tasting in preparation for designing and making our own Autumn Harvest Stew. The children tried harvest vegetables in preparation for their design. By making our stew, we are linking our Science (the digestive system) and History (Life after the 1600s - The Great Plague), learning together to complete this DT project. More photos to follow next week when their designs become reality...watch out for them.
Our STEM Morning
We had a special delivery in Griffin Class today... a golden egg! We were set the task from Jack to design and make something that could carry the special egg. It had to be strong and it had to keep the egg safe from cracking! Take a look at our creations...