For our topic of Traditional Tales this week our story focus was The Gingerbread Man. We designed our Gingerbread Men and used our Phonics knowledge to write our shopping list of the ingredients we would need. We then all had a go at weighing, mixing and cutting out the dough. Once they were baked we decorated them and they seemed to all disappear before the end of the day…!
We completed a carousel of DT skills activities in preparation of making our models of new town developments. We did some cutting, making of 3D nets, attaching cylinders, measuring and sawing wood, gluing different materials to make frames and adding triangles to strengthen our creations.
We have studied the lives of Christopher Columbus and Neil Armstrong.
In our DT lesson we used everyday materials to model a boat similar to the one used by Columbus.
We spent time designing out boat discussing the features and their purpose, then we discussed the suitability of materials for our designs.