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This week the children have been weaving using wool and a cardboard loom. The children have discussed there achievements and what went well. We discuss things that they have found tricky and what they could do better next time. I have been so impressed with how hard they have tried the class have shown great determination. 

 

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This week the children have continued to work on with their cardboard loom when weaving their magic carpet. First of all we looked at each other’s work from last week and we pointed out some of the great things we could see. The children loved standing up and talking about their achievements and the things they found tricky. The children continued to show perseverance with their weaving project and produced some really great work!

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After creating designs last week, this week the children have been using a cardboard loom to weave their own magic carpet. They learnt how to cast on the loom and change the thread colour. They carefully weaved the thread to create a piece of material. The children selected colours from a range of wool to create their own unique pattern. They worked collaboratively and showed great perseverance. Well done! 

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Designing our magic carpets!

This week the children have been designing their own magic carpets ready to begin making next week. The children had to think about the pattern and the colours that they were going to use and they also had to write a list of the materials that they will need. We found it tricky at first when making sure that the pattern repeats itself the whole way through the carpet but we used the lines to count down the right number of rows for each colour and in the end we produced some really amazing work!

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This week we are learning all about Chinese New Year and have been talking and writing about the different customs and traditions they have. The children have enjoyed learning new facts about the celebration. We made lanterns and also had a lesson about making a noodle salad. The children talked about why it is important to wash our hands and learnt new techniques. They learnt how to hold a knife properly when cooking by using the claw and the bridge technique. They did the preparation of the vegetables really carefully and enjoyed trying new and interesting food. 

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This week the children have been practicing weaving using paper ready to make the final product using wool. They read the instructions on how to make the paper loom and to use strips of paper to make the weaving pattern. We discussed choosing colours and making repeated patterns. They children did a fantastic job! 

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This week in DT the children have been learning how to create a weaving pattern using a paper template. First, the children had to read the instructions and then they followed each step carefully. They cut across the lines to create the holes to weave through and then the used the under, over technique to weave the paper strips through the holes. The children thought about patterns, colour and design when weaving their paper strips. Once they were completed, the children glued all the edges down to ensure that their weaving stayed in place.  
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This week the children have been investigating and evaluating different textiles. They compared how materials are made in the UK and around the world. The children sorted a range of materials into different categories to say whether they had been knitted, woven or felted. They have been looking closely at the Indian weaving technique as we are going to be weaving our own Flying carpets.

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This week in DT the children have been investigating and evaluating different materials. They have also been looking at how materials are made in the UK and how this differs from other countries around the world. The children sorted a range of materials into different categories related to how they had been made e.g. weaved, knitted or felted. A technique that the children looked closely at was an Indian weaving technique. This is because we are going to be weaving our own magic carpets! Great work.

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