Island Vehicles - Design & Technology Autumn 2018
As part of the Literacy topic on Katie Morag this Autumn, Year 2 children have been designing and making their own vehicles in Design and Technology lessons. We started by looking at a range of vehicles and identifying their different purposes, such as emergency, work, transport or leisure.
Next, we drew diagrams of different vehicles that would be used on Katie's Island of Struay. Then, we began to design our own purposeful vehicles, such as a tractor for Katie's Grannie, or a post van to deliver the mail. Ice-cream vans proved to be very popular! Year 2 drew detailed labelled diagrams to show the main parts of a vehicle: wheels and axles, chassis and body. Making our models involved understanding how to join an axle to a body, so that the wheels can still move freely. Year 2 were very sensible using the glue gun, with adult supervision.
We then used boxes and cardboard to build the vehicle body and painted our models. Finally, we used pen to draw on extra details, such as windows and words. All our models move well and look brilliant and everyone enjoyed having a rally in the hall!