At Ightenhill, the children have been practising their sewing skills in our Textiles topic. Year 1 & 2 have been making a bookmark and year 3 & 4 have been making cushion. Year 5 & 6 have been sewing Christmas decorations. During the topic, the children had to create a range of designs, select their favourite and produce a final product. At the end of the topic, the children evaluated the process and product. The children really enjoyed building their sewing technique and getting creative.
As part of a design and technology project, alongside Primary Engineer in Burnley, all the children have been designing, creating and testing their own cars and in year 5 their own cranes. Throughout the project, the children learned about pulleys, gears, levers, counter-balances and structures, before using their new-found understanding to design and make a car or crane that could drive up a ramp or raise and lower different objects.
While proving to be a challenge, the children thoroughly enjoyed the project and displayed great teamwork and problem solving skills throughout.