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Design Technology in the Junior School




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Week 5,
Term Three, 2016

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It has been a busy start to Term Three in the Junior Design Technology classroom with all students engaged and ready to learn. This term, Year 2 are developing their skills using Microsoft PowerPoint creating a presentation on a chosen country from around the world.

They are inserting text, images, animations, transitions and sounds. Year 3 students are very excited to have their first big project programming and creating their own game using Kodu Game Lab software.

Year 4 students are delving into the world of web design, planning and creating websites connected to their unit of inquiry how the world works. Moving on to Year 5, students have had fun designing and creating their own personalised key rings using Tinkercad software and printing out using the 3D printer.

Year 6 Design students have been working away creating short animated movies to be showcased during the upcoming Art exhibition. Our final unit in Design will be planning and creating an innovative wind powered vehicle ahead of our final race day challenge. Year 6 students reflect on their term in Design:

I am really looking forward to starting my Wind Powered Vehicle and like doing the movie on Stop Motion Pro Harry, Year 6M

I am really looking forward to Wind Powered Vehicles and Mrs Boone is very nice and helpful Callum, Year 6M

Finally, Friday lunchtime club is proving as popular as ever with lots of eager Junior students heading down to the lab to practice their skills and develop new ideas! Life in Junior Technology never stops ...

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