Category Archives: D&T

Girls at Turves Green

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The Year 5 girls visited Turves Green Girls School to take part in some brilliant activities. After being treated to a lovely breakfast we listened to a talk from the Medieval Man. He explained all about the Normans and their castles. Well done to Brianna, Leah, and Isabel for volunteering to dress up as Norman soldiers. Mya helped to explain and demonstrate the advantages of using a Trebouchet during battle.

After a little break in the sunshine, the girls went to do some baking in the Food Technology room. The girls had to follow step by step instructions to make some scones, they listened really well and within the hour had produced some delicious scones. Just before they left they went back outside to have a quick Science lesson and a demonstration of water rockets which was very exciting. Well done to all the girls, their behaviour and manners were amazing.

Boys at Turves Green Boys

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The boys from Year 5 were invited to Turves Green Boys secondary school this morning.

They were exceptional in their behaviour and were even greeted with “Ahh Bells Farm, always so well behaved.” They did themselves proud!

They were invited in for toast and squash before we even started- that set them off to a great start. Then it was off to the DT rooms to be introduced to Mr Wilson their teacher for the morning. He showed them how they were going to make a drag car! It looked pretty complicated but the boys got stuck in and made great efforts to help each other for the fiddly and tricky parts.

Kaydon proved that perseverance was essential as he asked for help with one part but soon I could hear him saying “It’s fine Mrs Sabir… I have managed it!” That seemed to be the theme for the morning- lots of perseverance and effort.

Soon the cars were made, boxes complete, details decorated onto both and the boys were ready to race!

It was a pleasure to watch them maturely race each other and then the other group. Well done boys.

Weaving our own baskets

Inspired by the baskets that apples used to be collected in, Kestrels chose to weave their own baskets for their DT project. The children did find it quite tricky, especially with the side walls of the basket but they persevered, worked well together in pairs, and ended up producing some excellent baskets.

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Creative CAMS

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This week Year 5 are making CAM mechanisms to work a toy volcano.

We have specifically focused on the accuracy of our measuring and cutting to produce a structure of the correct size.

The next step is to build the mechanism inside, to enable the toy to move. Then the class will produce the volcano look on the outside.

Check back later this week for Year 5’s CAM mechanism progress.