Year 7H have been studying bridges as part of WAU topic. A recent task involved working in groups and trying best to decide the best location for a new bridge. They had to identify the advantages and disadvantages of each proposed site and consider things like environmental factors, convenience, cost and overall impact for the residents of Cantilever city. They quickly established that no option was without some drawbacks and that a degree of compromise was required before making a final decision. All of the groups were to agree on a preferred site and were able to justify their decisions.
Kilogram Paper Bridge Challenge
As part of our WAU topic, Bridges, the pupils were presented with a challenge to make a paper bridge that could hold a 1kg or more weights. They had to span a distance of 16cm and were only allowed two supports and 2 pieces of A4 paper. The pupils folded the paper in different ways to make a stronger structure. Some designs are pictured below.
The Highwayman Poem
In Literacy, P7H have been doing some excellent work based on The Highwayman poem. They created some artwork and were questioned on ‘the hot seat’ as the characters of The Highwayman, Bess and Tim the Ostler.