Model Pirate Ship For KS1 Pirate Topic
This fantastic model Pirate Ship was on display in a Year 1 classroom. It had been made by a parent and was kept in school whilst the KS1 children were doing their Pirate Topic. Teachers often set making a model pirate ship as a homework project. It is a great idea for a Design Technology ( DT ) project in school too. Click on the photo below to see more examples.
This model Pirate Ship was made by the parent of a Yr 1 child and was on display in the classroom on Pirate Day.
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Marionette Puppets | Design Technology Project
Marionette ( string ) Puppet
The Jolly Good Workshops for Schools Marionette Workshop Day can be used by teachers to help their children achieve the targets set down in the National Curriculum for Key Stage 2 Design and Technology ( DT ).
The aim of the workshop is to enable every child to make their own marionette puppet that really works.
Knowledge and understanding will be gained in the following areas:
- Developing, planning and communicating ideas.
- Working with tools, equipment, materials and components to make quality products.
- Evaluating processes and products.
- Assessing materials and components.
Developing and planning the puppet
A marionette puppet is complex and therefore requires careful planning. The children learn the design criteria for making their puppet by
- watching film clips
- live demonstrations .
- group discussion.
- questions and answers.
Working with tools, equipment and materials
A variety of tools and equipment will be used. The children will learn to handle tools safely, measure materials accurately or use approximate measurements where necessary. Use cutting tools with precision. Make moving joints and experience different ways of joining materials together.
Evaluating processes and products
At each stage consideration will be given to alternative processes and the advantages and disadvantages of one method compared to another.
Assessing materials and components
Consideration will be given to why particular materials have been selected and what alternatives could have been used. The component parts of the puppet will be carefully examined to determine the important aspects of each part as it relates to the whole.
The Marionette Workshop can be cross linked to other areas of the national curriculum. Here are a few suggestions:
- English – reading instructions, writing instructions or describing the making process.
- ICT – searching for relevant information about marionettes. Using desk top publishing to illustrate their work.
- Art and design – creative use of colour and other materials to enhance their finished product.
- Science – evaluate alternative materials that could have been used. Study the mechanics of the puppet and movement.
- Mathematics – Maeasurement, estimation, drawing accurately, working out the cost of materials to make the puppets.
- Health and Safety – own safety and safety of others. Identifying risks. Procedures to ensure safe working.
If you would like a quotation for the Marionette Workshop please use the Enquiry Form on our main web site.
See also our Puppet Workshop Day information.