In History over the last half term, we have been learning about Viking longships and the features of them that made the Vikings such successful explorers. 

Linking this to DT, the children have designed and coloured a Viking sail and then created a pulley mechanism to raise and lower it.  We looked at the ways pulleys work to help lighten a load and distribute the weight and effort needed.

The children were given a bag of equipment and had to explore ways to create a pulley mechanism using two axels and wheels.

We had a great time and slowly began to see how the pulley changed the direction of effort needed and ways we could improve it in the future.

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