This WAU task involved pupils working in groups and making a bridge from nothing more than 20 pieces of dried spaghetti and 8 marshmallows. They first had to think about their potential design and what they have learned about strong structures in this WAU topic so far. An added challenge was to have the structure support the weight of an apple. There were some great creations with some stronger than others. It was a sticky, enjoyable task and the leftover marshmallows went down well!!
Special mention goes to the group consisting of Michael, Carter and Peter who created a strong structure that easily coped with the weight of the apple. Well done boys and to the rest of the class who worked really well on this challenge.
WAU- A New Bridge Location
Pupils worked in small groups to discuss and decide the best location, out of three possible sites, for a new proposed bridge in Cantilever City. They had to identify advantages and disadvantages of each location and take into account factors like cost, environmental impact, accessibility and the overall impact on people living within the area. Each group reported back their findings in the plenary and gave reasons for their chosen location. Lots of great discussion and well reasoned arguments!
Build a Paper Bridge Challenge
As part of their WAU topic on Bridges the pupils were set a challenge to build a bridge from two pieces of A4 paper that could hold a kg weight or more. They used dictionaries as pillars which were set 14cm apart. The class had already looked at a variety of bridge designs and the importance of strong shapes like triangles in some of these structures. Coby and Reuben created a very strong beam bridge with an extra support column and definitely won the award for a design carrying the biggest weight. There were some other great designs which could hold up a variety of weights. Well done everyone!!
Pupils in P7H last week were estimating and measuring different objects around the classroom. They were also tasked with converting their results between cm and mm.
Drama Activity: Freeze Frame
Pupils used our outside marquee to rehearse some of their Freeze Frame scenarios last week. There was an emphasis on concentration, co-operation and communication whilst working in groups and they had to think carefully about the emotions being depicted. Some great ideas on show and we look forward to their final pieces with appropriate props.