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Designing a New Pen Pot!

On Friday, we used our research to inform our design brief, which in turn aided our pencil pot designs. They were wild, wacky and definitely different to our current pencil pots! After designing four different sketches and estimating the materials and size, we looked at each other’s designs and held another tally to get an idea of the general favourite of our designs, which will help us decide the final designs.

Next term, we look forward to creating our final designs, so please save up some cardboard that we can use to recycle into a new pencil pot.

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Recipe for Fruit Salad

We made some ”berry” delicious fruit salads a few weeks back, using our knife skills we learn last half term. We mixed in lots of tasty fruits and had a tasty and healthy treat to take home.

“Knowledge is knowing a tomato is a fruit, wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad.”

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Perfecting Pizzas in Onyx Class!

Last Friday, we ended the week with a firm favourite: Pizza!
Except this time, we used all of our knowledge of nutrition, grating and chopping from this term to create our own using pitta bread as a base, before piling high the toppings.

Well done to everyone – the pizzas looked delicious!

Posted in D&T, Jet

Welcome to Jet class pizzeria!

Jet class pizzeria is now open for orders!

We have studied nutrition all term and have learnt lots about healthy eating and being safe in the kitchen! We have looked at where food comes from and why certain foods are better for us. Our pizzas used our grating and chopping skills that we learnt in the first half term.

Bon appetite!

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Fruit Salad Fun!

Last Friday, we had a go at creating a fruit salad using the cutting, chopping and dicing skills we’ve previously practiced. Our fruit salads looked delicious!

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Project: Build a park

In DT this term, we have been looking at designing a park using freestanding structures. And after weeks of research, the children were able to design, plan and draw a birdseye view of their parks two weeks ago and have built a 3D model of their parks, using joins and attachments they had learnt, they were able to create sturdy structures that fit the design brief given to them.

The completed parks below

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Studying Structures

We’ve been very busy in D&T today! We used a range of materials to explore different structures and suitable shapes that meet the purpose of our designs.

After exploring creating structures using different materials, we learned that a structure can be made stronger with three helpful tips:
• Make sure that you have a strong foundation (base).
• Triangles are stronger than squares.
• Don’t stick bricks directly on top of each other.

… All of this helpful research will definitely help us with our project in upcoming weeks, though we definitely had some fun along the way!

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Building Bridges

Last week, we explored structures in Design and Technology. We researched different bridges and their purposes, before designing our own and building them as a group. After building them, we tested how sturdy our structures were.