Oak, Chestnut and Beech Class have had a busy day investigating materials. In mixed Year 1 and 2 groups, children had to test which materials could be changed by different forces and how this could be helpful or not when making toys. They also had to think about the materials they would use to make a bed for their class bear, fix a doll's dress and compare which materials were used to make old and new toys. There were some great discussions throughout the day where the children made lots of comparisons. Some children spoke about toys their grandparents or grandparents had when they were younger, which helped the children to make these comparisons.
In the afternoon children went back to their classes and got into new teams. Two teams had to create a bear from man-made materials whilst the other two teams could only use natural materials. This got the children thinking when wanting to use glue or sticky tape to build them! It was great to see how some children worked effectively in teams, taking votes for the design of the bear and materials used.
Have a look at the pictures below to see some of their designs!