Pearl Class create freestanding structures

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The children have created designs for a new playground in school. They have demonstrated measuring, marking out, cutting, shaping, joining and finishing techniques with a range of tools and new and reclaimed materials that the children used to make their structures. They discussed the suitability of materials for their products according to their characteristics.
The children built and explored a variety of freestanding structures using construction kits, such as wooden blocks, interconnecting plastic bricks and those that make frameworks e.g. How can you stop your structures from falling over? How they can be made stronger and stiffer in order to carry a load?
The children made models of the structures they have seen in school and the local area.
The children folded paper and card in different ways to make freestanding structures, using masking tape to make joins. The children were encouraged to think about how folding materials can make them stronger, stiffer, stand up and be more stable.
The first focused task was to create a freestanding structure using structures. The children used this technique to make a swing for the playground.

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