Today, the children were given a challenge. First, they were given 4 straws and a lump of plastercine and they had to make a cube. The second challenge was to make a square based pyramid and finally they had to make a prism. The results got better and better and every team made improvements with their design, structure and communication.
I love making stuff…but having the right tools helps! Over the last couple of weeks we have been preparing the Anglo-Saxon village in readiness for the big spectacle this Wednesday (2:15 – 3:10). We have a round-house, long-house, cattle-shed and assorted dwellings. The construction has consolidated our knowledge on angles, symmetry and reflection. The children have done a fab job and the village is almost complete. Any spare horses, sheep, pigs or chickens will be appreciated.