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Year 1 D&T Design and Make process

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Once Year 1 had completed the research process of making a kite, it was now time to design their own. The children completed a design and chose the materials they wanted to use. The most popular choice was a black bin bag as it was light and waterproof. The children then made their kites and took them on the playground to fly. The children had great fun and loved to see their creations flying in the sky!

Y1 D&T Research process

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In Design and Technology Year 1 were making kites. In order to find out what makes the best kite, they carried out some research and went to fly them. Despite it not being very windy the children were amazing and eventually got the kites to fly! They had so much fun and couldn't wait to start designing their own kites

Y2 D&T - Making process (Pop-ups) 2/2

Art & DT across St Anthony's - Spring 1 2020

Magnificent Art - Riches of the Rainforest (Y5)

Take a look at some of the wonderful work which has been completed to link to Year 5's Geography topic of the Rainforest! These high quality artistic pieces have been painted by children in the Art after school club.

Year 2 D&T - Developing our technical skills in the making process 1/2

Year 2 D&T - Pancake Making: Food and Nutrition

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In order to celebrate Shrove Tuesday, Year 2 made pancakes. We thought carefully about how we prepare to celebrate the season of Lent by mixing ingredients and observing how they change when cooked. We then enjoyed our pancakes together!

Baking in Year 6

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During Spring 1, Miss Leonard set Year 6 a challenge: could they raise 10% of the fee for a Macbeth day in Spring 2? Of course... Year 6 got straight to work.

Firstly, we worked in groups to discuss ideas of how we could raise the money. Eventually, we all decided on baking treats which we could sell to the rest of the school. Each table then began researching ideas for healthier treats to link to our Science unit about the importance of a balanced diet. The final products agreed were: raspberry oat bars, raisin flapjacks, cherry flapjacks, banana and strawberry smoothie and mixed berry smoothie.

On Wednesday 12th February, we spent the day preparing the oat bars and flapjacks. We used our mathematical knowledge of ratio to double the recipes to ensure there would be plenty to sell! On Thursday 13th February, we prepared the fruit for the smoothies - we wanted these to be as fresh as possible.

At playtime, we invited all the classes to come and purchase a treat - it was a huge success! We quickly made the 10% required for our Macbeth day and also made an additional £80 which we are going to donate to Wheatfields Hospice. Well done Year!

A celebration of Art across our school - 2019 - 2020

Reception Printing

We explored different ways of printing with our body and different objects. Then we used polystyrene to design our own printing block and enjoyed printing our design onto paper. 

Year 2 Artwork - Inspired by Kandinsky

Y2 D&T Research Phase - Pop ups

Year 4 Tudor Collage

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We really enjoyed learning how to use a range of materials to create a Tudor collage. After completion, we evaluated our work and considered possible refinements.

Year 4 Weaving Wheels

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We developed our weaving skills first with paper and then with wool. We evaluated our finished weaving wheels and considered possible refinements.

Year 3 Clay Stone Age Necklaces

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Year 3 have been using their moulding skills focusing on shape and texture to create Stone Age style necklaces.

Year 3 clay work

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Year 3 have been experimenting with clay, making different 3D shapes and textures. These skills will be used in creating Stone Age style jewellery later in the half term!

Artwork inspired by Geography!

As part of Year 2's Geography learning, "Which countries make the UK?", Mrs Gledhill and Y2 hosted an English afternoon tea. During this afternoon, Y2 worked alongside their parents to create wonderful artwork inspired by their learning about England. They created English roses, the England flag and sketched portraits of the Queen. Take a look at some of the artwork which took place on the day.

If you would like to see further activities from the Afternoon Tea, please visit the Year 2 class page!

D&T - Cooking and Nutrition in Year 2!

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Within our D&T 'Cooking and Nutrition' topic, Year 2 designed and made their very own Christmas dinners! They carefully researched what a traditional Christmas dinner included...which linked to our History topic of 'Christmas in the past and present'.
Next, we designed what we were going to have on our Christmas dinner based on our research. We used our Science knowledge of where food comes from and what is needed for a healthy, balanced meal in order to make our plans.
After that, we prepared all of our food from scratch, learning how to do this is a safe way! Finally, we got to eat and evaluate the Christmas dinners we had made!
Have a look at our Research, Design, Make and Evaluate process to make healthy Christmas dinners in the photo story below!

Finished Mayan Masks!

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In support of Year 5's History topic, "Who were the Mayans?" Year 5 researched, designed, made and evaluated their own Mayan masks. Take a look at some of their inspired, creative and purposeful masks they created which they used in order to share information all about the Mayan way of life!

See their wonderful creations below!

Year 5 - History with Art - Mayan Masks!

Year 5 - Building Structures

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This half-term, Year 5's Design and Technology topic is 'Building Shelters'. Last week, we looked at lots of different shelters and what materials they were made of. Today we were set the challenge of building a sturdy structure using a range of materials including straws, pipe cleaners, tape and more! We wanted to find out how best to join materials together to create a structure and how to reinforce these structures to make them stronger.

Year 5 is clearly full of future engineers - well done! :)

Y2 Art - Exploring colour mixing and pattern making