I have fond memories of teaching Design and Technology to my Year 1 class. My favourite topic was “moving pictures”. I have been looking forward to introducing Adam to the basic concepts. When I realised our #RhymeTime Nursery Rhyme was the Grand Old Duke Of York I thought it gave us the perfect opportunity to create a Grand Old Duke Of York moving picture.
For the base of our Grand Old Duke Of York moving picture we used a paper plate. To represent the hill that the Duke would walk his ten thousand men up we painted the paper plate in green.
Once it had dried I folded the green paper plate in half and and then cut a slit through the middle of the plate.
Next I needed a lever. I made one from sellotaping two lolly craft sticks together. This was long enough to fit through the folded plate and still have room to hold it at the bottom. I found an image of the Grand Old Duke of York and his men from Twinkl. I downloaded the image and printed it 1/6 of a page. To attach the image to the lever I used two Bostik Foam Pads. The foam pads meant the image stood away from the lolly stick.
To create a small hole in the lever I used a small screw driver and pushed it through the craft stick. I used the screw driver to create another hole through the two layers of the paper plate. I then inserted a split pin through one layer of the paper plate, through the craft stick and out through the second layer of paper plate. I then split the pin open at the back of the paper plate.
Our Grand Old Duke of York moving picture was complete. The lever mechanism enables Adam to move the Duke and his men and to act out the Nursery Rhyme;
Oh, The grand old Duke of York,
He had ten thousand men;
He marched them up to the top of the hill,
And he marched them down again.
And when they were up, they were up,
And when they were down, they were down,
And when they were only half-way up,
They were neither up nor down.
Adam has been very poorly over the past few days and hasn’t really been interested in anything. However, the Grand Old Duke Of York moving picture held his attention for several verses of the song. I am looking forward to reintroducing it to him when he is feeling better. See a poorly Adam in action with the Grand Old Duke Of York Moving Picture.
* Paper plate
* Green paint
* Two craft sticks
* Picture of the Duke and his men from Twinkl
* Split pin
* Small screw driver
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