Moving Dinosaur Toys

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.

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