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Our new KS1 topic will look at all aspects of toys. We have started reading books about toys so it seemed a good idea to design and make our own toys.

Picture 1 We began by looking at toys - old and new
Picture 2 Tom asked us to demonstrate how they worked.
Picture 3 We looked at the science behind the toys.
Picture 4 Tom showed us an amazing range of examples.
Picture 5 We were asked how we might design our own
Picture 6 We looked at the materials used by designers
Picture 7 Some were very old.
Picture 8 Others may have been used by our parents & carers
Picture 9 We considered the most appropriate materials.
Picture 10 We were challenged to make our own sailing boats
Picture 11 We had to think about the size of the sail
Picture 12 We had to work with our friends.
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We then went back to class to begin to design and make other toys. Watch this space for the results. We think you will be impressed.

Nursery worked with Technology Tom to he help design and build vehicles that moved. We learnt new and exciting vocabulary and we developed skills needed to discuss moving vehicles.  The children made cars that moved in the wind by adding sails, we placed string on them to pull them, we added people and seats to the vehicles, and we even tested who could travel the furthest on ramps and what would happen to our vehicles if we changed the shape of the wheels.  Please take a look at our super learning.
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Some of our older technologists were looking at light. Technology Tom introduced us to the idea of developing our own light show. To start with we looked at some very strange oprical illusions.

 

Tom showed us how light travels and about refectors and shadows.

 

We looked at how light can be useful in different ways. We then began to develop our own ideas.

 

Tom showed us all sorts of materials that would help during the light show.

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Picture 6 For some investiagations the room had to be dark
Picture 7 We then began working on our own circuits.
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The group are close to putting together a show for for parents that will incorporate light and sound.

 

They have looked closely at different aspects of how light travels.

 

They have constructed their own circuits and are utilising them to create a shadow puppet theatre.

 

Watch this space as the project progresses.

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Picture 40 Year 5/6 Bridge building
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Picture 47 Designing a stadium structure for the Olympics
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Picture 70 Stadium design with Technology Tom
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Picture 77 Olympic Stadium design with Technology Tom
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