This morning, we’ve extended our learning from yesterday by investigating how many different ways we can combine six squares to create a net of a cube. We also found lots of ways to join six squares that don’t make a net of a cube!
This afternoon in class we are experimenting with bulbs, motors and wires…we are making circuits. We are also modelling and building our machines that we have created. We have cardboard boxes, wooden sticks and many more materials to make our machines. Our machines are inspired by William Heath Robinson, who drew complex inventions.
On our first morning as a new Year 5 team, members of 5W and 5M came together to try to build the strongest bridge possible…using only cardboard!
We had a great time and found out a lot about how folding can strengthen a material. We also practised our maths skills whilst adding and subtracting weights. Recording our results in tables meant that we could analyse our results and find out which structure was the strongest.