Year 1 have enjoyed a visit from Technology Tom this week, to support with our Science and Design Technology topics of ‘Materials’ and ‘Structures’. The children looked at the different properties of materials and how each one has its own unique benefits.
We were then shown just how strong paper can be when it is rolled into a cylinder. The children created some tall structures and two children were even brave enough to stand on one. Mr Henderson then has a try, unfortunately though he was too heavy.
In the afternoon the children worked in groups of three to create their own structure, using the information they had gained in the morning. They work brilliantly in their teams and created houses, castles, van, bridges and much more. Some structures even had working features. Here are a few photos from the day.