Knife Skills

Yesterday, was about learning knife skills, presentation and a taste test analysis. Students learnt the claw method, a safety method of using a knife. We talked about swapping crisps and chocolate occasionally for health snacks. We learnt that raw vegetables chopped in this way is called crudité in French too! Oooo la la!! Students took [...]

Knife Skills 2018-04-30T12:55:09+00:00

Cooper Leaves

Year 8 DT Yesterday, as a one-off enrichment lesson for Year 8, students had the opportunity to work with metal. We used copper sheet to cut out and shape using various techniques leaves. Students gave texture to the metal, hammered it into a 3D effect and used blunt chisels to give the vein effects seen [...]

Cooper Leaves 2018-04-27T09:04:37+00:00

DT and S.T.E.M blog Dec 2017

Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths all come together in the latest Year 6 DT day. Year 6 students had the amazing opportunity to work with the Institute of Civil Engineers ICE Bridge to School project.  The 15 metre long cable stay bridge, similar to that of the Second Severn Crossing was constructed by teams of students throughout the day. [...]

DT and S.T.E.M blog Dec 2017 2017-12-08T11:45:37+00:00

Stem Blog

On Monday Year 6 students had the amazing opportunity to work with the Institute of Civil Engineers ICE Bridge to School project. The 15 metre long cable stay bridge, similar to that of the Second Severn Crossing was constructed by teams of students throughout the day. The project came about after an enthusiastic parent, Mrs [...]

Stem Blog 2017-11-16T15:32:25+00:00

DT September

Well another exciting year in DT is well under way. Year 8 have been involved in a two week technical challenge designing and manufacturing garments using newspaper.  Students have learnt how they need to consider the characteristics of the materials they use and their restrictions, joining methods and strengthening methods along with ergonomics (the comfort [...]

DT September 2017-09-29T14:36:34+00:00

S.T.E.M challenge Year 7 June/July 2017

Science Technology Engineering Maths challenges encourage and develop the curious mind of problem solvers, Mathematicians, Engineers and Scientists by giving students challenges to overcome, working as a team, working to a deadline this prepares them for independent thinking, problem solving in their own lives and indeed for their future education. The challenge: Students were challenged [...]

S.T.E.M challenge Year 7 June/July 2017 2017-07-21T09:56:42+00:00

Design Technology blog June 2017

What a busy year in Design Technology! Students have had a fun packed interactive Year of projects, that I pleased to say has been amazing! To round the year off Design Technology are embarking on two house competitions, senior and junior house competitions for Year 8 and Year 6. The competitions give students the chance [...]

Design Technology blog June 2017 2017-06-27T18:02:20+00:00

In the Windsor garden

In the Windsor garden Progress is underway.  Today some of Year 6 have been busy clearing the Design Technology garden.  They began weeding, collecting leaves and preparing the ground for setting.  Once prepared the group learnt how to make a wigwam support, following that the bean plants were set and watered.  Fun in the sun!  [...]

In the Windsor garden 2017-05-25T13:19:41+00:00