Today, Class 4 explored making some frame structures. We started by creating a 2D shape from spaghetti and marshmallows. We then used that shape as a face for our 3D shapes. After that, we made the tallest structure we could. As our structures got taller, we had to reinforce them with extra spaghetti.
After break, we used bamboo kebab sticks, paper straws and elastic bands to make a frame structure which could hold a weight. Will’s structure managed to hold a weight of 1700g! As we added more weight, we had to reinforce our structures and try to balance the weight in the middle of the structure.
Today’s activities allowed us to work as a team, as well as develop our resilience and perseverance. Tomorrow, we will design a frame structure for forest school for Class 1 and 2 to use.
Well done Class 4
Last Friday, Class 5 went to St Agatha’s church in Llanymynech to look at the various features of a Christian church.
All of the children enjoyed their morning and learnt a great deal. They were a pleasure to take out of the classroom and listened
impeccably to Reverend Trimby and her volunteer helpers from the local churches in the area.
On Wednesday 26th June Class 2 visited the British Ironworks Centre!
We did lots of great activities!
We all created our own pebbles to go on the wiggler path. We even made one for the whole of Bryn Offa!
We also went on a tour of the showroom and hunted for as many different materials as we could find. We found rubber, plastic, metal, fabric, leather and wood.
Over lunch we completed a drawing competition! We had to draw our favourite sculpture from the day. They were judged by members of staff at the centre. A big well done to George (1st), Maddie (2nd) and Alfie (3rd).
We visited a potter called Georgie who showed us how to make a bowl out of clay.
We completed the safari quiz going through all the incredible animals and finding the answers to some very tricky questions! Of course we took Safari Bear with us!
Finally we had a really special treat of ice cream pots!!
I’ve just had confirmation the water is back on in school, and supply uninterrupted. School open on Friday 28th June.
Class 5 will still go on their visit to the church tomorrow, but Class 4 will have their visit rearranged.
Apologies for any inconveniences. I hope you were able to make the best of the beautiful day.
Really sorry, but we have no water in school so have to close today for children and staff. Assume normal opening tomorrow.
Today, the Year 4s and some children who had previously missed out on the opportunity went to Pool Quay. We spent half the day canoeing and the other half completing bushcraft activities. Everybody had a lovely day in the warm, sunny weather and the behaviour was excellent.
Miss Hyde, Mr Bevan and Miss Hughes