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Boat Designers

Class 2 had a fabulous time linking their learning about boats with their Design and Technology project  - How can I make a boat that floats successfully?


They had to think about questions such as;

What will I make it from?

How will I fix materials together?

How will I keep it upright?

What size should it be?

What shape  would work best?


The children worked hard to plan, design, make and evaluate their boats - it took a lot of hard work and plenty of rethinking and remaking, but the results were worth it!


Design and Technology Learning Objectives covered:


* design purposeful, functional, appealing products for themselves and other users based on design criteria 

* generate, develop, model and communicate their ideas through talking, drawing, templates and  mock-ups 



* select from and use a range of tools and equipment to perform practical tasks [for example, cutting, shaping, joining and finishing] 

* select from and use a wide range of materials and components, including construction materials, textiles and ingredients, according to their characteristics



* explore and evaluate a range of existing products 

* evaluate their ideas and products against design criteria


Technical knowledge

* build structures, exploring how they can be made stronger, stiffer and more stable