The children have been developing their creative skills and fine motor ability to use different equipment. All the children have had the opportunity to learn how to cut and thread and the children have been able to use their imaginations with various materials to make and create. The children will continue to develop their designing and making skills as the year goes on through more making!
In Year 1 the children designed and made a product for a specific purpose. The children needed to design a toboggan for a small character doll. As part of the introduction they were asked questions such as, what is a toboggan and what is it used for? The teachers then shared some toboggan facts. Each child became a designer and they had to think about what they might use to make a toboggan, and what they would need to measure it. They had to ensure that the doll would fit safely on the toboggan.
In Design and Technology the children have designed and made a medieval shield to link to their topic. They designed the shield individually and thought about the equipment and materials they would need. They were all taught about the skill of printing and this is what they would use to add decoration to their shield. They also designed and made clay baubles. The children thought carefully about what they wanted to include in their designs and evaluated them after. This is a really important part of the Design, Make and Evaluate process as it allows us to think about what worked really well and anything that could be improved next time.