We love 3D Design – and we love working with primary schools so we spent last Wednesday grinning from ear to ear. It was a cold wet January day but we enough to be working with the whole of St Peter’s Primary School so that kept us happy!
We used flat packed cake boxes (I know!) to demonstrate to KS1 how we can take flat 2D objects and make them 3D with a few folds. The children were amazed and loved creating things out of their boxes – reception made wonderful buildings complete with windows and doors they had photographed and printed off. They actually look incredibly lifelike – especially when put together to form a street.
Year 1 made aquariums – they created a blue collage background for the water and hung their cut out fish from cotton so they could swim along. – someone even made a glorious octopus.
Y2 & 3 both created theatres form their boxes – Y2 made wonderful seaside Punch and Judy show and 3 designed and built shadow theatres to tell the story of their favourite books.
Y4 & Y5 wove paper to make baskets – again taking a flat material and giving it extra dimension. And they now have a perfect size holder eachh for their learning kits.
For Y6 we made our own version of Ray & Charles Eames House of Cards and discovered that by bending and attching and slotting together flat card we could make huge 3D structures
All in all a super fun time – with all 240 children taking home their unique 3D creation. We can’t wait to revisit in the Summer term.