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Spring Term 2022 - KS2 - Own Design Technology Project

 

 

During Spring 2022, we will be focussing on an Art and Design unit. 

For your Design Technology homework, we would like you to create your own project on an area of interest to you that you can plan, make and evaluate e.g. making a moving vehicle, cooking/baking, woodwork, textiles. 

Autumn Term 2021 - Year 3/4 - Textiles: Cushions

 

 

Learn How to Hand Stitch

Running stitch, back stitch, blanket stitch - all of these different hand stitching methods are essential when learning how to sew. A great way to introduce kids to sewing is to give them a piece of scrap fabric, and a needle and thread and get them to practice sewing by doing lots of lines of stitching. Let your child pick their favourite piece of fabric and have them choose whatever colour thread they want (it's best to use avoid patterned fabric, and to use thread that is a different colour to the material, so you can properly see the stitch). Kids can pick up and put down this project whenever they like, sewing for 5 minutes at a time or dedicating hours to the activity.

Follow this guide on the Sew Guide website, which has easy to follow explanations for the nine most important hand-stitches. This is a great resource for parents who don't sew - or who need a refresher - as it even covers how to properly knot the thread before starting, and the instructions are well illustrated with photos. At the end of the project, kids will have learned nine of the most useful hand-stitches, and will have a piece of fabric that is decorated with their hand sewing

 

Autumn Term 2021 - Year 5/6 - Textiles: Felt Phone Cases

 

 

Year 5 and 6 are making some felt phone cases in school as part of their DT project this term. 

Children complete some felt crafts at home. Children will be developing their early sewing skills. Follow the link:

https://www.activityvillage.co.uk/felt-crafts

 

Children can complete any of the felt crafts.

 

Spring Term 2021 - Year 5 and 6

 

Design and Technology - Structures

 

During this half-term, we are looking at designing and making structures.  Cross-curricular links have been made to the 'History' topic of Vikings.  We are going to keep with the theme of Vikings and Structures.  Your classroom task is to design and make a Viking Longship.  Your homework task is to design and make a 'Viking Helmet'.

 

Click on the link below to find out a little more about Viking helmets.

 

Viking helmets - KS2 History - BBC Bitesize

 

Research what Viking helmets were like.  Were they as you had imagined or as they have been depicted in fictional books, films or the television?  The pdf below is an example of how to make a Viking helmet.  You could either use these ideas or come up with your own designs. Can you select and use a wider range of tools and equipment to perform practical tasks such as: cutting, shaping, joining and finishing?

Spring Term 2021 - Year 3 and 4

 

Design and Technology - Cooking

 

During this half-term, we are looking at designing and making biscuits.  We are going to keep with the theme of biscuits.  Your classroom task is to design and make a biscuit.  Your homework task is to design and make a 'cake' with a rainbow theme. 

Consider the skills that you have been developing through your classwork task and apply these to the making of your cake.

 

With adult supervision, why not have a go at making a cake?  Continue to develop your use of a range of tools and equipment safely, appropriately and accurately.  Think about what you have learnt about food hygiene.

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