Design Technology at Grove

 

Year 6

Autumn term

To design, make and evaluate a fairground rie using pulleys and gears 

Year 6 investigated different sized pulleys to learn about direction and speed of rotation and explored how the size of the driver gear affects the speed of the follower gear.

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Year 4

Autumn term

To design, make and evaluate a box to contain a special keepsake

Year 4 investigated different shell structures and learned how to strengthen sheet materials by using laminating, corrugating and ribbing.

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Year 1

Autumn term

To design, make and evaluate a moving story board.

 

Year 1 have investigated moving parts in books and designed and made their own moving storyboard using levers and sliders.

 

 

  

  

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Year 2

Autumn term

Design, make and evaluate a trolley to transport tools.

Year 2 have investigated trolleys to move things around.  They have designed and made a trolley to move tools and toys around school.

 

   

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Year 3

Autumn term

To design, make and evaluate a bag to hold a rock or a fossil.

Year 3 have looked at designs of bags.  Completed focused practical tasks to join two pieces of fabric together using over stitch or running stitch and to fasten their bags. Pupils have then designed and made a bag to carry their rocks and evaluate their bags.

 

    

 

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Year 5

Autumn term

To design, make and evaluate a small scale bird hide

The pupils in Year 5 have designed a bird hide.  They have designed, made and evaluated their models.  They have reinforced a 3D frame using triangulation for rigidity.  They have joined straws in a variety of ways to build a frame structure.  They have joined thin-sectioned wood to build a frame structure.

 

 

 

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Year 1

Spring term

To Design, make and evaluate a strong chair for the class bear


Year 1 looked at existing freestanding structures. They learned to fold paper & card to make freestanding structures and use different tapes and glue to join materials.

 

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Year 2

To design, make and evaluate a flower brooch

Year 2 learned to use a running stich to join two pieces of material. The used different materials to add finishing touches to their products.

 

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Year 3
To design, make and evaluate a greetings card with moving parts


Year 3 used lever and linkage systems to join materials. They learned about fixed and loose pivots and that the position of a pivot can be changed to alter the amount of movement.


Year 4
To design, make and evaluate a pizza with a wholemeal base and a variety of toppings and a mixed salad

Year 4 learned to sautee vegtables. They had to go through a process of mixing and kneading the Pizza dough and stretching and pressing the dough to make the pizza base.

 

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Year 5
To design, make and evaluate a homemade pasta sauce with homemade gnocchi

Year 5 learned to combine different ingredients to make a dough. They used a technique of rolling and gently stretching the dough to make a gnocchi dough.

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Year 6
To design, make and evaluate an alarm to protect a vehicle

Year 6 explored a range of switches and used them in a simple circuit to understand how they work.

 

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