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Design and Technology

May 24 - Helvellyn class 3D Printer Experience The following is written by Damon and Oktavian

On Thursday 9th of May, Erin’s dad, Adam, came in to show his 3D printer and prints!

A 3D printer is a machine that can print 3D items. The reason we had him in was because we were doing 3D printing in computing and of course we needed a 3D printer to create our designs from Tinkercad!

We watched a 3D model get printed and it took 3 hours!

He also showed his 3D prints he had made at home, here is a few:

a crow, two little crocodile models, a batarang (a weapon Batman uses) and the wheel of the bat- mobile, a Lego piece, and more!

He had fixed two items by 3D-printing, they were a wheel barrow and toilet roll holder!

He printed Leah’s design for a small pencil pot holder. Thank you Adam for helping us with our computing!

March 24 - Catbells have been busy cooking based on 'local produce'. They have grown cress and to make 'egg and cress sandwiches', Cumberland sausage buns, pancakes, made vegetable soup and Easter krispe nests.



Nov 23 - Blencathra Class worked with Jamie from Cumbria Wildlife trust to make wooden bird boxes.

The Woodland Trust – Cumbria In Bloom (



Oct 23 - The children enjoyed observing the power tool 'jigsaw' cut through the wooden reels to make the holes bigger. It was fascinating discovering what had been posted inside. They were inspired to use their own play tools and thought about what they could make and what jobs they might be able to do when they are older:

 "I want to make a chair and a table"

"My daddy is a joiner, he uses lots of tools. I want to be like him!"

"You need a saw and a spanner and sometimes a screw driver!"


Oct'23 - Catbells Children enjoyed making and eating apple pie as part of their harvest celebrations. 


The long terrm plan covers KS1 and KS2 National Curriculum and shows coverage of the EYFS activities. At Shap we have adopted the Kapow Design and Technology scheme to help inspire lessons and know that they are planned and sequenced to enable the aims of the National Curriculum to be covered. Lessons are planned to promote clear progression of learning. Design Technology is alternated with Art and Design teaching, each half term.

How the scheme helps meet the statutory guidance for DT