DT Day: The Lighthouse Keeper's Lunchbox

Lesson: Design and technology

Class: Willow- Year 1 Year: 2020 - 2021

During the first half of the summer term, we have been learning about the features of a seaside. On our DT day, we began by reading "The Lightouse Keeper's Lunch" and talked about the problems with the lunchbox they had used. We then chatted about what we thought makes a good lunchbox and made a design criteria including things such as "needs a lid or zip", "looks nice" and "strong handle". We then went off to design our own lunchboxes, remembering what we had decided it needed to have. The following day, we made them using recycled materials and tested how to join our materials using tape, glue and string.