Code breaking, deck designing and suspension bridges.

Post date: Sep 24, 2017 7:22:04 PM

Robins and Hedgehogs have really enjoyed their combined topic afternoons. This week we focused on designing and creating suspension bridges. We found that by using string attached to straws, we were able to strengthen the cardboard bridges so that they could support the weight of our model cars. We also made boats using clay as the rivets.

We continued our topic work on journeys by starting to look at how we can follow routes and maps in forest school. We completed a 'code break' activity whereby the children had to get from one side of the grid to the other following a set pattern.

In English we thought about how we could design our own deck for the '100 decker bus'. This prompted lots of lovely ideas including: farm, classroom, hospital and race track decks, which the class then described using some wonderful adjectives.

Next week we will continue to focus on journeys through poetry in English and mapping in forest school.