This week we have started our DT topic ‘The Rail Project’. The aim of this project is that we will create an electrical moving train from scratch! We began the week looking at George Stephenson and his amazing impact on the history of railways and explored his revolutionary invention ‘The Rocket’. We then explore the history of railways in further detail creating timeline from 1805 – 2021. The children were fascinated to see how the trains had evolved over time.
We then began to prepare our materials ready to construct our own train. We have successfully used saws to cut the frame of the train and the children impressed us with their sensibility. We then used hole punches to prepare the gear box and axles. The children have thoroughly enjoyed this week and can’t wait to begin constructing their train and installing the electrics next week.