Design and Make a Shoe
We were challenge to get making and designing. This half term, we are learning all about the Vikings. As part of our DT learning, we considered what Vikings wore in the past and what their shoes were made from. Next, we were set a challenge. We were provided with a j cloth, thread, a needle, a pair of scissors and a marker. With the materials provided, we had to create a prototype for a shoe that could be worn and withstand a fit for use test (a sprint from the top playground to the bottom playground).
We started by drawing the shoe that we wanted to create and then we constructed it. We found it tricky because the material was not as strong and hardwearing as the material used to make Viking shoes (leather). Nevertheless, we were able to have a go and use our knowledge of different stitches (running stitch and backstitch) to join pieces of j cloth together and even sew on some buttons.