Design Technology


by | 2 Feb 2024 | Design Technology, Kingfishers, News

This half term in Design Technology the children have focused on Puppets. The children have learned how to join fabrics together using different methods. The children learned how to pin, staple and glue two pieces of fabric together. The trickiest method was using safety pins, the easiest joining technique was glueing but the most effective […]

Farmer James

by | 2 Feb 2024 | Design Technology, Geography, Kingfishers, Visitors

The children were very excited to see the tractor arriving at school. They went out to see the tractor and Farmer James. Farmer James talked to the children about his tractor and about what he does on his farm. The children were able to answer questions that the farmer asked. The children were very well […]

Wooden Reindeers!

by | 1 Jan 2024 | Design Technology, Forest Schools, Swans

The Swans had a great afternoon outside making their reindeers. They also learned how to strike sparks to create fire. Thank you Mrs Martin for all your help.

Afternoon Tea for some Special Visitors

by | 11 Nov 2023 | Design Technology, History, News, Swans, Visitors

The Swans had a lovely time providing a WW2 themed ‘afternoon tea’ for the elderly members of their community. They had really enjoyed sharing information about life in the village during WW2 and wanted to say ‘thank you’ for coming into school and sharing their experiences. We have had an amazing half term learning all […]

Mechanisms – Fire Engines

by | 10 Oct 2023 | Design Technology, Kingfishers

This half term in Design and Technology the children have been focusing on Mechanisms – Making Fire Engines. The children investigated, designed, made and evaluated their Fire Engines. Great work Kingfishers.  

Great Biscuit Bake Off

by | 3 Mar 2023 | Design Technology, Owls

In the Owls class last week, for our DT project, we held a Great Biscuit Bake Off. First the children learnt to follow a basic biscuit recipe, practising skills such as creaming and sieving. The next day, we all tried adding our own extra ingredients to the basic dough. We did a taste test to […]

Moving Firework Pictures

by | 11 Nov 2022 | Design Technology, Kingfishers

The children became designers. They were asked to design and make a moving firework picture book. Before they started designing they explored and evaluated a range of existing products. The children then starting planning their moving firework picture book based on the design criteria and the rhyme – Remember, Remember the Fifth of November. Once […]

Fresh Lemonade

by | 7 Jul 2022 | Design Technology, Kingfishers

The children worked together to make lemonade. The children listened to the instructions and washed their hands ready to start. The children were able to follow the instructions by looking at the photographs. The children were able to use the squeezer to make lemon juice. They mixed the sugar into the lemon juice and watched […]


by | 6 Jun 2022 | Design Technology, Environment, Kingfishers, News, Science

The children were very excited about digging up the potatoes and seeing how many they got. The children dug through the soil with their hands collecting the potatoes. The children had to look carefully to make sure they hadn’t left any. With support, the children were able to weigh their potatoes and understand that they […]

Bread and Butter

by | 6 Jun 2022 | Design Technology, Kingfishers

The children in Kingfishers Class became bakers. The children put on their aprons and washed their hands. They discussed why they needed to wash their hands and why they shouldn’t touch anything while they were cooking. Miss Jones and Mrs Clark spoke to the children about the recipe and the children were able to say […]

Travel and Transport

by | 5 May 2022 | Design Technology, Kingfishers, News, Science

This half term in Science the children have been exploring materials. The children were asked to make a boat using suitable materials – which they explored last week. The children selected the materials they needed and got busy creating their boats. The children tested their boats to see if the materials they selected were suitable. […]

Cooking and Manners

by | 2 Feb 2022 | Classes, Design Technology

Mrs Martin has been working with groups of children developing their cooking skills and table manners. The children made sandwiches and cakes. They weighed the ingredients, mixed, cut and grated different food items. The reception children practised their  table manners and how to sit at the table correctly. They made food items out of play […]