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 - Spring Term 1 2022
Week 3 - 20.1.22
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
- 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 - 13.1.22
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:
Week 1 - Bridges - 6.1.22
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: