We were very excited this morning to get to the point where we could begin to make our cars in design technology. Our aim is to create a safe car for ‘Eggy’ to travel in. The children generated design criteria such as safety, robust and mobile. They spent last week creating annotated diagrams that labelled the materials they need and the quantities and measurements – the dimensions. The children spent the lesson building the base for their vehicles using wooden dowel. They used hand saws to cut the wood after they’d measured it and then glued it together using cardboard to reinforce their structure. The children worked brilliantly in their teams and used the tools well and safely.