Lower Key Stage 2
In DT this half term, Mulberry were challenged with the mission of building a new skyscraper to fit the New York skyline. They researched existing skyscrapers to identify their features. Then they designed their own on paper and thought about the function of them – would they be hotels, offices or apartments? Then they used Computer Aided Design to build their models and they wrote evaluations on what they would do next time to improve.
were so pleased with their designs, loved making them and then, when testing them, made notes on how to improve them. It was a well thought out, thorough investigation. Well done Key Stage 2!
In Key Stage 1, they had an exciting day building dens. They built dens as part of their adventure, If I ran a zoo, and built structures, exploring how they can be made stronger, stiffer and more stable. They were able to select from and use a range of tools (branches, string, and tarp) to perform practical tasks. They then explored and evaluated their ideas and products against the design criteria.
They had so much fun outdoors building and designing their dens. They loved making them and then getting inside and seeing how dark they were and how stable they were. Well done Key Stage 1.
Key Stage 1 were given a selection of materials and were asked to create a boat.
In DT, we created our own boats out of a range of different materials, such as plastic, cardboard, paper and wood. We selected the materials we thought would be most appropriate and discussed how to make our boats watertight so they can float. We designed our boats then made them using our chosen materials. When we had made them we discussed with our peers if there was anything we could have done better. We tested them out and evaluated them. Some of our designs were great but we worked together to work out the best design.