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A whole school fun day based around design and technology

Discussion in 'Design and technology' started by Squidia, Jan 26, 2011.

  1. Hello,
    I need pointing in the right direction...please!
    After recently having my performance management meeting I suggested that I would plan a day at school based around Design and Technology. I am quite excited at the thought of plannning such a day...but i really don't have a clue where to start.

    I am in a primary school...so it would have to be keystage appropriate.

    Has anyone planned such a day for primary? if so how did you approach this idea?

    Please note Design and Technology is far from 'my subject' expertise!

    Many thanks in advance
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  2. Hello,
    I need pointing in the right direction...please!
    After recently having my performance management meeting I suggested that I would plan a day at school based around Design and Technology. I am quite excited at the thought of plannning such a day...but i really don't have a clue where to start.

    I am in a primary school...so it would have to be keystage appropriate.

    Has anyone planned such a day for primary? if so how did you approach this idea?

    Please note Design and Technology is far from 'my subject' expertise!

    Many thanks in advance
    [​IMG]
     
  3. warfare? - Catapults/trebouchets/castles/armour/lots of dressing up
    bridges? - transport/build a bridge/testing/team activity with planks of wood
    greenhouses? - structures/geodesic structures/System control
    drama? - Stage lighting/costumes/prop making
     
  4. Well, I'm based in Secondary, not Primary, but I do have some experience with 6-10 year olds, so, here's some ideas.....

    - Tallest tower competitions - newspaper and sticky tape, they need to make a tower that's self supporting
    - Packaging - designing packaging for something like a chocolate bar/easter egg/etc - either start with the basic shape drawn out for them to colour in and do 2D, or start with a net and then they can make a box etc
    - Finger puppets - use felt, and glue to hold it together - they can do some quick designing too, and if they work together as a class they can be used to make up a story (everyone doing a different character etc)
    - Artstraw/Matchstick models - pick a topic, let them design something, then make it up out of artstraws etc
    Hope these are helpful to start?
     

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