Design Technology at St Robert Bellarmine Primary School
Children work on their own and as part of a team on a range of designing and making activities. They are taught to select appropriate tools and techniques to make a product based on their own designs. Children are encouraged to think about what products are used for and the needs of the people who use them.
Year 5 - The Vikings
The Year 5 children also enjoyed the opportunity to make Viking Long Boats in Design & Technology. They used card and a lolly-stick to make a hinge mechanism which means their boats can bob up and down in the water or ride over the waves. The Vikings loved to decorate their ships with fine wood carvings. The head of a fearsome creature like a snake or dragon was put at the front to scare off enemies, including supposed sea monsters.
Year 6 children enjoyed working with a specialist Design Technology teacher to make models of Philippe Petit tightrope walking between the two towers. Their models were inspired by the book 'The Man Who Walked Between the Towers' by Mordicai Gerstein, which year 6 children had been reading during English lessons.