Making cars

Year One took part in a Design and Technology day, the children were learning about wheels and axles. Children explored different toys cars, compared how they were made and found out how the cars travelled differently. They used construct toys to practise the skills of making wheels and axles. They discovered they needed washers to make sure the wheels did not move about on the axle!

Later on in the day the children design and made their own toy cars that needed to carry fred the frog down the ramp. The children applied what that they had learnt in the morning to make their own cars, they used cardboard boxes, dowls, wooden wheels and bluetac. Year One did a brilliant job and most of their cars were able to carry out their job. Great work Year One!

Science day

Year One took part in a Science day, we explored different types of plants and trees. The children recognised the differences between decidious and evergreen trees. They went on a ‘tree identification’ hunt and identified different kinds of trees by looking closely at the leaves. The children enjoyed looking at flowers and labelling their different parts. They also planted their own sunflowers seeds and discussed what the plant would need to enable it to grow. It was a great day and lots of fun was had by all!