Year 6 - Brazil
Year 6 had a fun and creative time during DT week. All year 6s had the chance to go to Nene Park over two days where they took part in various art activities. These included spray painting, photography, Batik and digital art. Beautiful pieces of art were produced, some of which are now proudly on display within Leighton. Not only did the Leighton pupils benefit from the expertise of the teachers, they also were amazed at the facilities available to them, which has whet their appetite for their move to secondary school.
Back at Leighton, the children completed 2 design projects – both focussing on our given World Cup Country: Brazil. One of the design briefs was to design a Brazilian-inspired Headdress, similar to those worn in carnivals native to Brazil. The headdress would need to be worn during the World Cup parade at the end of the week. After researching different types of headdresses, each pupil had to come up with a range of design ideas. They then had to select one design that best met their specification and after compiling a list of materials, they had to make it. There were some fantastically bright creations, with plenty of feathers and sparkle. In fact, glitter is still being found on the Shark class carpet! Once the headdresses had been made they had the all-important task of evaluating them.
Year 6 also had a chance to cook – following the design, make, evaluate process. Their design specification asked them to produce Pao de Quejo – Brazilian Cheese Bread, with their own twist. They tasted some Brazilian Cheese Bread, then sensory analysed a range of International Breads for ideas. Using their ideas they came up with their own ideas then had to agree on the best design within their group. Carefully following a recipe, they then made their own Pao de Quejo. The final step was to taste them