This week Year One have been introduced to a new subject – design and technology.
First we investigated how toys could move . We discovered that some toys need to be wound up – like our toy caterpillars. The children also learnt that some toys with wheels needed to be pulled backwards first to move forwards – we had fun investigating how far we could make a toy mouse travel across the carpet. Other toys, that we played with needed a lever or slider to help them move. We particularly liked how a wooden snowman could move his hat on and off his head.
Later on, the boys and girls used their new knowledge of toys to design and make a pterodactyl flying over a volcano. Every child included a mechanism with a lever that moved on a pivot, a split pin. The children loved how the pterodactyl could move from side to side.
Their final products were bright, colourful and functional.