DT Pupils Impress with Creative Projects
It has been a term of creative flow as pupils from across the school have been working hard on a number of design projects.
In the Year 6 classrooms, the pupils have been creating wooden perpetual calendars inspired by their favourite books, films and TV shows. The project has enabled the children to work with a wide range of tools, which has in turn allowed them to develop their measuring and joining techniques – all transferable skills that they look forward to utilising in the coming months.
Meanwhile, our Year 5s have been putting their science knowledge to the test by assembling motorised cars. Since the start of term they have built their very own chassis and have even fit an electric circuit. This week they had a lot of fun racing their cars in the King’s Hall Grand Prix!
DT lessons in the senior department have taken a more advanced approach. The Year 8 classes have been designing their own novelty clocks, whilst in specialist technology, the pupils have been perfecting their scholarship projects. Notable projects include a doll’s house, bug hotel and hover board.
Tortoise fan, JJ Dayus-Jones, who spends a lot of time with our new school pets, decided that for his scholarship project he would create a portable home for his animal friends. He cleverly converted a crate into a cosy enclosure for Turbo and Everest, which they will be able to use when travelling. Year 8 pupils Maisie and Felicity have also been working hard on their projects. Keen designer Maisie, who has been in the specialist technology group for two years, has enjoyed working with textiles and resistant materials to create a chicken house, bug hotel and dress. Felicity has also been working hard on a saddle rack for her horse lorry. Her project was constructed from a pine frame and covered with memory foam to support and cushion her saddle. The final product even has its own logo - the 'tack rack' - which has been embroidered onto the front.
Head of DT, Rebecca Cole, said: "The pupils here at King’s Hall amaze me with their creativity. We are very lucky to have excellent facilities which means the pupils have the opportunity to develop their skills and make quality products. DT is a popular subject and I am very proud of all that the pupils have achieved this term; we’ve had lots of fun!"
Published on: Wednesday, December 5, 2018