Wednesday, 15 March 2017
Most technology classes this term have been given a brief where they need to design and make a hat that is suitable for a 7-11 year old, sun-safe as well as keeping warm in colder conditions and be fashionable. Year 2 children are focussing on a hat that will be sun-safe and look good. We discussed how all designers do some research (finding out), before beginning their own designs. Research gives us ideas and informs us on what may work well or what materials work etc. Our research involved looking at a range of hats and discussing their purpose, what it was made from and why. Some classes have also used the computers to research specific types of hats that they wanted to find out about. Once the research has been done the design process can begin and children are drawing their own hat design, thinking about what materials they will use and how they will go about it. The making process will involve a lot of trial and error, problem solving, learning from each other and reflection throughout.
Tuesday, 28 February 2017
Monday, 20 February 2017
Wednesday, 15 February 2017
We are looking at all types of hats and talking about who would wear a particular hat and what the hat's purpose is. We then looked at the Grey Lynn School hat and decided it was made from cotton. We decided that a good sunhat needs - to protect your head, face, ears and neck. It needs a brim around the hat, to be soft and comfortable as well as looking cool and attractive. It should not be too hot on your head.