What it's like to be a designer at Excalibur
Y2 - July 2023
For Year 2, the DT challenge this term was to make a freestanding structure and so we decided to make playground equipment. The children evaluated, planned, designed and constructed the equipment using a variety of techniques and materials.
Y1 - July 2023
Year 1 had a great afternoon preparing fruit and arranging it onto kebabs before tucking in for a fruit break treat!
Y5 - May 2023
Year 5 have been busy designing and making a moving vehicle in DT. Some worked well on the hall floor while others travelled better on carpet!!
Y2 - March 2023
Y1 - March 2023
Y4 - March 2023
Year 4 have had lots of fun in DT week this week. We have learnt how to measure accurately and sew to create our own sleeping bags. We then thought about what we could do to decorate them, with some groups creating pockets, detachable pillows and even bee toys to go inside!
On Friday, Year 4 started this terms DT project by learning how to do a running stitch. We learnt how to thread a needle and how to tie off our sewing at the end!
Y2 - DT Week - December 2022
Our DT project in Year 2 this term was to make a fruit smoothie. We researched, cut, blended, tasted, designed and evaluated!
Clay models of traditional African homes - Year 6 - December 202
During DT Week, Year 6 created clay models of traditional African homes. They looked at homes from different African countries before creating their designs and moulding the clay into their finished masterpieces.
Food and Drink - Year 2 - November 202
Making a home from cardboard - Year 2 - September 2021
Pizza Making - Year 3 - July 2021
On Thursday, Year 3 made Pizzas for their DT project. They learned to measure, prepare and assemble ingredients hygienically using appropriate utensils and following a recipe. Afterwards, they even tasted their pizzas too! Well done Year 3!
Cushion Design - Year 4 - May 2021
Coding using micro:bit - May 2021
Shaduf in Year 3 - December 19
For our D&T project, we learnt about an Ancient Egyptian invention that was used to transfer water from the River Nile to dry land to water the crops that they grew. We thought about what a features make a shaduf successful and used this to create our own success criteria. Using this, we evaluated exsiting examples and made suggestions about how they could be improved. Next, we designed our own shaduf and carefully selected the materials that we intended to use based on the success criteria. Then we worked with a partner to create our shaduf's using our design. Once we had completed our construction, we tested the mechanism to see how successful it was at transferring water. Finally, we evaluated our shaduf's and considered how we could make improvements. It was a very busy day in Year 3.
Viking Long Ships in Year 4 - December 2019
Year designed and made a Viking long ship. Pupils included shields and sails and some added oars.