All Saints CEVA
Primary School & Nursery


Design Technology in Year Five

This term, Year Five have been designing and making boats. The boats needed to float and also had to include an elastic band mechanism to power them through the water.

Throughout the making process, the children tested their boats to see how well they worked (some didn’t work very well at first!) The children continuously made changes to their designs then re-tested them until they had an efficient finished product.

Today we had ‘The Big Test’ where we found out how well each boat met the success criteria. It was great fun and many boats made it the whole way across our testing tank! The evaluations at the end of the session showed how much the children have learned during this unit and how well they have supported each other when facing challenges. Fabulous boat making Year Five!