Learning in the Spring Term
In Reception, the pupils enjoyed listening to stories about Winnie-the-Pooh. As a result, they decided to make honey sandwiches - Pooh's favourite! The pupils had to work in pairs and listen to and follow instructions carefully. Making the sandwiches was great practise for their fine motor skills. After making the honey sandwiches, the pupils wrote a recipe in case others wanted to make them too. The children were able to write down the ingredients as well as write down a simple method.
In Year 2, the pupils designed and made a healthy dish. To select items, they visited a local fruit and vegetable shop to buy ingredients for their salad. Whilst making their salad, the pupils learnt about hygiene, how to prepare food safely and the importance of eating fruit and vegetables.
In Year 5, the pupils designed and made marble runs. They completed some research with Year 1 pupils and asked them what they would like their marble run to have. They used this research to create designs.
In Year 6, the pupils created felt mobile phone cases. In this unit, the pupils researched various designs and thought about the design criteria for their own phone case. The pupils then used several different stitches to complete their work.
In Reception, the pupils were reading the book ‘Each peach, pear, plum’. They used simple cooking skills such as rolling, cutting and spreading to create their own jam tart. The pupils demonstrated the safe and effective use of a variety of cooking tools and equipment.
In Year 3, the pupils completed a D&T project called: “Let’s go Fly a Kite”. The pupils began by developing a design criteria and then they had to design the product to match the design criteria. The pupils used different techniques to measure, cut, shape and finish their kite to make sure that it was strong enough. They learned how to strengthen and reinforce their kite sail. To complete the project, they evaluated their own kite against the design criteria.
In Year 6, the pupils created ‘Dig for Victory’ posters. This linked to their work in History work about World War Two. As part of this unit, the pupils considered the role of the propaganda during the war.
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