Autumn – Light-Up Signs (Electrical)
In this unit, the children will use woodworking DT tools and materials, card and paper or even scrap materials to make a decorative light box with illuminated words or letters. They will be constructing light boxes and fitting them with either bulbs and batteries or with small LEDs instead. Having designed, made and evaluated a light box of their own, the children can begin to learn how lights inside electronic products may be programmed and controlled.
Spring – Storybooks (Mechanisms)
In this unit, the children will have the chance to explore moving parts in a variety of storybooks and learn how to recreate some of these moving parts using a variety of tools and techniques before investigating different types of fonts and graphics. And finally, putting their new-found skills to the test, they will design, create and evaluate their very own moving storybooks. They will bring stories to life with this fun and imaginative module as they create storybooks with moving mechanisms.
Summer - Pencil Cases (Textiles)
In this unit, the class will make their very own pencil cases! They will think about different materials used to make pencil cases and the different ways they are opened and closed. They will learn how to use a variety of stitches including running stitch, whip stitch and back stitch, as well as how to decorate their pencil case creations! The children will get excited about working with textiles and will be left with a beautiful and handy product at the end of it all!