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Design & Technology Club

Design and Technology Club


DT Club is a fun and imaginative club which promotes independence, creative thinking and resilience. We do a variety of different activities and projects, applying different skills to design, make and evaluate products within a variety of real-life contexts.


DT Club - KS1 


During this half term in Design Technology club we will be 'inventing fun'.  The children will using their creative and wonderful imaginations to design and create a 'junk modelled' mock-up of their own weird and wonderful ANYTHING!  It could be a unicorn bicycle, a Dinosaur water dispenser, a guitar boat, a Minecraft sweet cannon or a classroom made of pizza - there is no limit to imagination!


Today the children have brainstormed their ideas and have chosen two designs they would like to create. The children have then began to draw and design their wonderful creations.

DT Club - KS1 

Week 6


In our final session of design technology club we have finished making our Chinese Dragons and have finished them off by decorating them, using our choice of watercolour paint, coloured pens, pencils and glitter. 

Take a look at some of our wonderful outcomes…

Week 5


During this weeks session we have continued to create our Chinese Dragon, final piece. 

We have completed our head and started building the linkages for our moving dragon. Using larger pieces of card, creating holes and attaching with paper clips - as prototyped during the starting sessions of our club. 

Week 4 


This week we have begun to create our Chinese dragons! 

We have started by copying over our chosen head design to our large card template and creating the head of our Chinese Dragon.  We have drawn, cut and joined the top of head and jaw to create the moving Dragon head. 

Week 3

Today, the children continued their project - To make a moving Chinese Dragon. 


In today’s session we have designed our Chinese dragon head.  We talked about designing the dragon face, which will be made up of two parts. We discussed what facial features the Chinese dragon could include:

  • Big teeth/fangs
  • horns
  • fire
  • Scary shape/coloured eyes
  • Fur or scales

The children then went off to draw and colour in two different designs.  At the end of the session the children chose which design they wanted to use for their final piece and explained why, expressing features, colours or parts they liked better or thought fit with the Chinese Dragon theme. 

Week 2

Today, the children were given their product brief for the next three weeks in DT Club - To make a moving Chinese Dragon. 

Our Chinese dragons will move using a linkage mechanism so today we looked at everyday objects with leavers and linkages, learning that a lever is something that turns on a pivot and that a linkage is a system of levers that are connected by pivots.  Children then went on to experiment with making the linkages that will enable their Chinese Dragons to move.  We also created our ‘design brief’, stating what we are making the product for Chinese New Year and what we want the product to do. 

Here are some photos of today’s session: 


KS1 DT Club - Bridges


This week the children have been designing, making and evaluating bridges. 


First, the children were given their project brief - to build a bridge over the water.  We looked at and discussed different bridges from around the world, such as the Millenium Bridge in London, the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco and The Sydney Harbour Bridge. The children then used lego construction to build their bridges, exploring how they could be made stronger, stiffer and more stable. 


The children all created wonderful and individual bridges to cross the water. Here are some photos: 

Start children off on the way they should go and even when they are old they will not turn from it.
- Proverbs 22:6