Design Technology

Roman Shields

By Design Technology, History, Uncategorized

Year 4 have designed and created their own Roman shields (scutums). We looked at pictures of  Roman scutums to help us create authentic Roman shield designs. Furthermore, we reinforced our shields using PVA glue and scrap paper to make them strong enough for battle!

Giacometti Sculptures

By Art, Design Technology, History, Year 4

This week, year 4 have been studying the artist and sculpturist Giacometti. We then created our own Giacometti inspired “sculptures” of Queen Boudicca using aluminium foil.


Delightful Greek Food!

By Design Technology, History, Year 5

As part of our ‘Ancient Greece’ topic, Year 5 looked at the different types of food that the Ancient Greeks would have eaten. The foods they tried were: Green & Black olives, Greek Yoghurt, Pita Bread, Feta Cheese, Halloumi Cheese and Tzatziki. They carried out a food tasting of each food, looking at texture, aroma, taste, appearance and giving each a rating out of 5 stars.

The most popular Greek Food was Halloumi cheese, with lots comparing the taste to that of cheddar string cheese.

Year 5 will use their food tasting notes to help them write a ‘Greek Food Experience’ food critique.


Exploding Eruptions!

By Design Technology, Geography, Science, Year 5

This half term, Year 5 have been looking at the topic ‘Extreme Earth’. Over the course of 4 weeks, the children have each designed and created their own volcanoes using a plastic bottle, cardboard and newspaper.

We then created our own volcanic ‘eruptions’ using bicarbonate of soda, white vinegar and some red food colouring.

Have a look at our results in the gallery and how the children created their fantastic volcanoes!

Miss Knapp

Year 1’s Bridge Building Day

By Art, Design Technology, Geography, History, Year 1

Today children in year 1 had a fantastic time building bridges to enhance their learning about our capital city, London. Take a look at the photos in the gallery page and see what a great time they had.


Thank you to all the adults that took part today. The children  learnt so much about structures and the design and making process.