Category Archives: D&T

Moving Easter Cards evaluation

Bluebirds performed self evaluations on their Easter Cards. They had to consider whether they were pleased with their product, what had worked well and what they had learnt from it or would do differently next time, if they made it again. Most pupils were pleased with their final piece.

Others reflected upon cutting or gluing more carefully and accurately to make the card move more smoothly and effectively. Some children reflected on the appearance of the card and decided they would colour in neater or choose a different colour scheme.

Moving Easter cards!

Bluebirds have carefully planned and designed their Easter Cards with moving parts.

They had to follow instructions and demonstrate accurate cutting and gluing skills to ensure the moving parts worked. Plenty of perseverance was needed but cards look super at the end of the lesson!

Evaluating our pencil cases

Finally, Bluebirds evaluated what went went well with their pencil cases. They talked about what they were especially pleased about before considering what was tricky and how they could improve if they’d were to do the task again. They discussed what advice they could give next to year’s class.

Creating pencil cases!

Over the last week, Bluebirds have been very busy creating some beautiful pencil cases. Once they had planned their design they got to work, mastering their stitching techniques and decorating the cases with felt shapes and buttons. The pencil cases are complete with Velcro fasteners!


Bluebirds learnt and practised three stitches today ready for when they sew their pencils cases. These were running stitch, back stitch and whip stitch. We also had to use a lot of perseverance with threading the needles!

Illuminated stables

Bluebirds were very pleased with their illuminated stables. After investigating electrical circuits, the children were able to use the lightbulb to represent the star, leading the way to where Jesus was born. The children designed and tested ways to make their cardboard figures stand independently too. Well done Bluebirds, they look amazing!

Bluebirds have evaluated their DT project to reflect upon what went well and how they would improve it if they did it again.