DT Shelters – Santa’s Grotto!

Although we are well into Spring term, we took some time this week to look back on our DT project for Autumn Term which we finished during Christmas week (and took home for Christmas!)

Owl Class were challenged to build a structure out of wood and other materials which would make an effective shelter for Santa and his reindeers, but also bear weight (for heavy snowfall or the big man’s sleigh!) and also look festive too!

During this project we used computer-aided design for planning before building prototypes and finalising a design; then it was a case of saw, secure, glue, fix (and lots of re-fixes!) then decorate!

All the children met the demands of the task with flying colours! It was a pleasure to see the teamwork in flow and skills developed to enable everyone to produce a completed grotto. Please enjoy the selection of pictures below to show different parts of the process!

The finished projects:

The building process: