This week, you will be evaluating your flags that you would have designed and created this term. Firstly, before we continue with our evaluations, let’s have a look at what some of you have been up to! If you would like to send me any pictures of your creations, please email them to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
It is important that in DT, when in the process of planning or making something, you evaluate your product. Evaluate means to make judgement and look at the pros and cons of what you have made. Therefore, today you will be analysing your flag and the process of designing and making it. To evaluate, please use the sheet below to answer the questions. Type your answers and leave a comment so I can see your evaluations!
Also, if you would like to print this sheet, please click here –> Evaluation sheet
I look forward to seeing your evaluations!
Last week, you would have annotated your designs, to say which materials you will be using to make your flags. This week, you will need to gather those materials, and start making!
If your flag doesn’t go to plan this week, do not worry! We will be evaluating our flags (what went well, what could be improved) and you will make some improvements if you need to.
If you would like to send me a photo of your creation, let me know! I would love to see them.
Last week, you would have had a go at designing a flag for your island. You had to choose up to 5 values which were important to you, and then design your flag. Here was mine:
Values: peace, kindness, luck, faith, hope, equality.
Now that we have our designs, we will now transfer this design and draw it on paper. The main focus for today, is thinking about what materials we are going to use to make our flags, next week. However, the challenge is: You will need to use items that you have in your home – but not food, obviously! Your flag can be a flag that stands on it own, or it could be one that you hold – the choice is yours!
- Draw your design
- Look for suitable materials in your home that you can use to make it.
- Annotate your design and write the materials that you are going to use for each part.
- Be creative!
- Don’t use anything you’re not allowed to – make sure you ask your adults first!
For example, I don’t have orange colours/material to make my orange part of my flag. Therefore, I might use part of a cereal box which has orange on it! Therefore, I will label the orange part of my flag as – ‘orange colouring from cereal box’.
I look forward to seeing/hearing some of your design ideas! What did you come up with? Let me know in the comments!
Last week, you researched flags of your choice to find out their meanings. You may have found that certain colours represented values of that particular country, as well as certain logo’s/pictures on the flags too.
This week, you have to think about and design a flag that will represent your island. If you could create an island, what would your values be for that island? For example, I would like to create an island where everyone is happy and friendly towards eachother. Therefore, I will use the colour ‘white’ in my flag, as I found that white usually symbolises ‘peace’.
Choose up to 5 values that are important to you and what you would like to have on your island.
peace, kindness, luck, faith, hope, equality. Then, use those values to create a design. Here is an example of a design using those values.
If you need a little prompt, visit this website to give you some ideas! (You will have to copy and paste the link, you can’t click on it!).
Comment below: What values have you included on your flag design?
This term, in line with our new project ‘Create an island’, you will be designing and making a flag for your very own island!
Therefore, to get us started, today we will be researching and looking at different flags. Each country/island around the world has their own flag. There is a reason why countries have certain colours/pictures in their flags; because they all have some sort of meaning to that country/island.
Meaning: The green colour on the flag represents the native people of Ireland (most of whom are Roman Catholic). The orange colour represents the British supporters of William Orange who settled in Northern Ireland in the 17th Century (most of whom are Protestant). The white in the centre of the flag represents peace between these two groups of people.
As you can see, there is meaning to each of the colours and the way they have been laid out in the flag. When you come to designing your own flag next week, you will need to explain your reasoning for your choice of colours and how they represent your values.
Research different flags around the world and their meanings. If you can’t think of a country/island, maybe you can think about where you/your grown ups were born and start with that. Comment below to let us know what your findings are!