Using what they had learnt about levers and linkages, children in LKS2 created informative mechanical posters to teach KS1 children about a variety of water-themed creatures. 🐬 🦀 🐧
After exploring a range of different real-life mechanisms, children in LKS2 created their own levers and linkages using card and split pins.
Children in KS1 have spent this half term investigating vehicles, in particular fire engines. They started by exploring how wheels can be attached to axles in different ways before investigating the features of a fire engine in preparation of designing and building their own. 🚒
Children in KS1 are exploring two different types of axle fixings (static and rotating) in preparation for designing and making their own fire engines. 🚒
Children in KS1 made dragons out of egg boxes and made sure that each dragon had a moving part.
Year 5 and 6 have thoroughly enjoyed making their moon buggies and evaluating their work as they move through the process. They have had to think about the materials to use, joining processes and how to use the equipment safely.
The children in UKS2 have been learning about different types of axels and have designed their own moon buggies to put this new learning into practice.
The children in Years 1 and 2 spent Autumn 1 half term focusing on the book 'The Robot and the Bluebird'. At the end of the half term they designed and made their own robot through junk modelling. The children had to cut along lines, straight and curved, to cut materials to size as well as join different materials appropriately. They used glue and tape for parts that stayed stationary and used treasury tags and split pins for moving parts.
In Elm Class, the children have written their own version of the story ‘Zeraffa Giraffa’. The children created slider puppets that they were able to move along the background as they read.