Build a bear…or a build a bird…or a fish perhaps ?

This year, KS2 have been making their very own soft toys in DT. They first of all became familiar with and practised a range of sewing stiches including running stitch, blanket stitch, overcast stitch and backstitch. They then got to work designing their toy choosing the shape and colour of the animal; the type of stitch that they would use, the colour of the wool or thread for the design and also any finishing touches needed to enhance their final product. After lots of experimenting to see which ideas they liked best, it was time to get down to creating and bringing their designs to life. We think that you will agree they did a magnificent job ! 🐻


Egg fried rice anyone?

Year 5 celebrated Chinese New Year today by cooking up their very own Chinese inspired meal – Egg fried rice. The children were very enthusiastic to have a go at all the elements required to start off our tasty dish: chopping, slicing, grating, and frying the fresh vegetables. The challenge came when cracking the egg – making sure that they got it into the glass with no shell. What a fantastic effort all round! The best part had to be tasting our creations at the end. You can tell by the photographs that this has been a Happy New Year to remember !Β  “Kung hei fat choy!” everybody.


Class 3 head outdoors on International Happiness Day

There were lots of happy faces on the first day of Spring here at Hedworth Lane. Everyone in class 3 enjoyed time in the Environmental Garden making beautifulΒ bird feeders, exploring on a bug hunt, filling our very own Bug Hotel and using power tools to build two lovely planters. The fabulous Williby Rocs CIC were on hand with everything the children needed to help make this the craftiest and best International Happiness Day ever…!



Our Kit Car is Top Gear!

This year, the year 5 and 6 are taking part in The Greenpower Challenge.

Greenpower Education Trust is a UK based charity with an outstanding track record in kick starting careers in engineering.Β They help unlock potential and spark enthusiasm for Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) through the excitement of motorsport.

The Greenpower Education Trust inspires young people around the world to excel in Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths through a unique challenge: to design, build and race an electric car.

Our race event will take place at Gateshead Stadium on June 27th. A small team will take the kit car to the event and participate in a day of exciting races, making use of their STEM skills developed during the kit car build.

It is adapted to suit three age appropriate categories and we are taking part in the first of these categories:

IET Formula Goblin (ages 9 – 11)

This challenge is ideal for schools, as the project can be run as part of the design and technology/science curriculum. A Goblin Kit Car takes around 15 hours to build and can be dismantled and rebuilt each year with a new team of children who can compete at Greenpower race days.

Have a look at last year’s entry that we won best design for !

Keep checking our page for exciting news and updates about this year’s electric car… We can’t wait to tell you all about our new design!

3DΒ Sculpture

Year 5 and Year 6 children have made a 3D sculpture using their initials.Β  It was vital to make an accurate paper template of the initials first. This was then used to cut out the initials in clay.Β  Tools and techniques were then combined to create a sturdy sculpture.Β  The appearance of the final piece of work was improved by using finishing techniques and ideas that they had planned in their design.

Check out some of their finished products below !