Class 5 have been making prototype board games. Some of the games are designed to help others learn about history. For example, we have lots that use our knowledge of the Ancient Greeks. There are others that focus on WW2. While making each prototype we came across a number of challenges to overcome. What do you think of our designs?
Do you have any advice for us?
We used a variety of techniques to make our clay pots. In the examples below you can see simple 'pinch pots' where the clay was 'pinched out' between thumb and forefinger from a spherical lump to create the pot shape; as well as coil pots where a long thin cylinder was rolled out and then wrapped to form the base and then the sides.
There are also other examples where we have used a template type mould. We initially carried out research about Ancient Greek pots and later constructed a process diary which also included our evaluations and modifications.
We learnt some key skills such as how water can be used to make 'slip' and how to 'key' surfaces to make joins stronger. We hope you like our designs.