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Design and Technology

23 Dec 2015

Easy Baked Chinese Spring Rolls

These easy baked spring rolls are a fun activity for KS1 and KS2 children to get involved in celebrating and learning about Chinese New Year as well as getting the opportunity to taste new flavours and foods and learn about healthy eating. To Make 8 Chinese Spring Rolls You Will Need: […]

23 Nov 2020

6 Festive Challenges

Try these Christmas themed challenges that will help to develop children’s problem solving skills, creativity, and critical thinking. 1. Hanging Christmas Mobile Everyone loves decorating their homes at Christmas. Set your class the challenge to design and create the latest, extra special Christmas hanging mobile. One that would be worthy […]

20 May 2019

Make a Boat that Floats – Floa...

Resources: Water tray and water Variety of materials for building boats Scissors Joining materials (Glue, tape, pins etc.) Whiteboards and pens Pictures of a range of different boats and ships   Learning Outcomes: Science – Working scientifically Ask simple questions and recognise that they can be answered in different ways Observe […]

27 Mar 2019

Building Spaghetti Bridges (Lowe...

Resources: Dry Spaghetti (thin wooden dowelling rods or straws) Marshmallows (playdough or modelling clay) Thin Cardboard (for extension) Small toy cars (for extension) Pens / pencils (for extension) Paper (for extension) Learning Outcomes: Science – Working Scientifically Asking relevant questions Making observations and measurements Reporting findings Design and Technology Evaluate […]

07 Aug 2018

Make a Windmill

Resources needed: Square of coloured paper Push pin Pencil with eraser end Stapler   Show the children some pictures of windmills and discuss the common design features: they must be light enough to turn in the breeze, the sail part should be big enough to catch the wind, the pivot […]

07 Aug 2018

KS1 Art: Fantasy Creatures

To use drawing, painting, sculpture and imagination! Resources needed: Popular children’s fiction books Masking tape Newspaper Cardboard Coloured paper Junk modelling materials Papier-mâché Wire String       Look at some fantasy creatures from children’s fiction, such as ‘Where the Wild Things Are’, ‘The Grinch’ or ‘Aliens Love Underpants’. Point […]

07 Aug 2018

Re-Telling Stories With Story Ma...

  Retelling familiar stories with story maps Resources needed: Copy of The Gruffalo (or other familiar tale) Card, lolly sticks, large sheets of sugar paper, crayons, tape. Introduce the story and ask the children who knows it. Can they tell you any of the characters? Do they know what happens […]

03 Aug 2018

How To Make A Drawing Robot

How to make a Drawing Robot       Drawing Robots use small electric motors to move. The motor is powered by a battery and spins if the circuit is complete. To make a drawing robot move you just need to add something to the end of the motor which […]

03 Aug 2018

Make A Bird Feeder

    Making bird feeders is a great activity for children of all ages and a wonderful way to enthuse them about wildlife, think about habitats and start to appreciate how changes in weather affect birds and other animals. Birds are most in need of extra food in winter, but […]

17 Jun 2016

Moon Buggies: STEM for EYFS

This fun STEM activity for early years and reception children gives provides lots of opportunities for communication and experiment as well as learning about the the surface of the moon and designing their own moon buggy. You will need… KiD K’NeX Vehicles Kit A large floor space A ramp – […]