Bringing Dunston to life

Bringing Dunston to life

In DT, we have built on our work in Geography, when we have been exploring our local area. We took photos on our walk around Dunston, and the children used these to examine the features of different buildings, such as St Nicholas’ Church and Dunston Activity...
Building a Den

Building a Den

Reception children worked with Mrs Cox to design and build a den. They were able to tie knots to keep their den together before then weaving material through the wooden...
Making Mini-Greenhouses in Year 4!

Making Mini-Greenhouses in Year 4!

Our new unit in Year 4 focuses on mini-greenhouses.  We began by looking at the purpose of greenhouses and what makes an effective structure.  This week, we looked at different materials and discussed which ones would work well.  We then created a model of a...
Design Technology – seasonal sprouts recipe

Design Technology – seasonal sprouts recipe

This week we designed and wrote a recipe to include seasonal food. We chose brussels sprouts and chestnuts as our seasonal foods after some research. Today we prepared and cooked our recipe. We now have a lot of children who like sprouts! The chestnuts were also...
Nursery: Future architects or engineers?

Nursery: Future architects or engineers?

We have been thinking about constructing with a purpose in mind, and have managed to construct some impressive objects. Nursery worked well together to build and balance and tested their buildings by using for example, cars to see if they worked. Using the small...
Slippers: Making a prototype which fits!

Slippers: Making a prototype which fits!

We have been looking at Slippers in our Design Technology lessons. We have assessed various examples from home and judged them with regard to appearance, comfort, purpose, affordability and practicality. Taking this on-board, we have started designing our own...