The Bishop Harvey Goodwin (VA) C of E Primary School

“Bonum Vincit Et Amor Dei” Good Wins Within the love of God

Year 5

Design and Technology


The children have been learning about the role of a 'cam' in order to move a toy. They have looked at how different shaped cams can affect movements, the role of the 'axel' and how the 'slider' supports the moving component. 'Linear' and 'rotational' movements were formed with the cam.

We were able to use new tools, such as the hand drill, hand saw and work bench.

The children worked in pairs/ small groups to make their moving toy. The children were really proud of their moving toys and they are displayed beautifully outside our classroom.