Design Technology


With Autumn now under way and Bonfire Night looming it is a good time to talk to the children about fire safety. We do this in class, where the children can share their experiences and learn which safety measures need to be in place before you even think about lighting a fire. We discuss risk, the f


For their construction this week Year 6 children were encouraged to see if they could incorporate a moving part. They were asked to think about using the topography of the land and repurposing objects in an imaginative way. Despite lots of chat in class about the various kinds of motions possible, w


As the final part of our DT this summer, we chopped, sliced and diced up a Greek salad.  We have been looking at modern Greece after spending time studying Ancient Greece in History.  We have compared the Greek climate, geography, buildings, populations and culture with that in the UK and London a


In DT, Year Two have been making bunting. To begin the children learned that bunting is a decoration made up of rows of small, colourful flags. They found out that bunting has been used to celebrate lots of significant events, past and present, including VE Day and Queen Elizabeth II’s Platinum Jubi


After the excitement of residential, both Year Six classes were lucky enough to work with staff from Gateshead Library Services, this week, to make the chariots they had made in DT interactive. The children used their coding skills on Scratch and makey makeys to create a circuit linked to their char


This week in Design Technology, the children in Year Six have been designing and making their own Roman chariots. The brief was to construct a Roman chariot that could hold 10 multi-link cubes and race along a track. First, the children researched chariots and learned that the Romans used them for w