Autumn – Moving Toys (Mechanisms)
In this unit, the class will turn the classroom into a toy workshop as they will investigate cam mechanisms and toys that contain them. They will discover how different shaped cams can alter the movement of the follower and how to create a sturdy structure using a variety of tools and techniques. The toymakers will then have the chance to design, make and evaluate their own moving toy with a cam mechanism.
Spring – Great British Dishes (Cooking and Nutrition)
In this unit, the children will learn all about great British food. They will explore some sweet and savoury national dishes of England, Scotland and Wales, before moving on to developing an understanding of how cuisines from other countries have influenced what is eaten in Britain today. Finally, they will practise the important life skill of how to plan and shop for a meal!
Summer - Funky Furnishings (Textiles)
In this unit, the children will turn your children into aspiring interior designers! They will research, analyse, design, make and evaluate a ‘funky’ cushion cover, using their developing knowledge of and skills in a variety of sewing techniques for joining and decorating fabric.