Today has been full on for year 5!
We have finally found the opportunity to lead our Autumn term Design and Technology unit focussing around the design and manufacturing of drag racing buggies.
With a slightly later start we had a great job squeezing as much in as we could! The entire of year 5 have been amazing! We started by evaluating previous drag racing vehicles and looked how forces affect them, with a great link to our previous forces module in science, using this knowledge to develop a design brief.
We then worked as a group to create a team design with a focus on what our groups project will have specifically.
Following this we looked back at our knowledge around circuits to give our buggies power and created a simple circuit.
Following this we needed to build up the chassis of our buggy, with a strong focus on how to ensure it continues to meet our design brief.
And finally today, we started to focus on an aesthetic touch of our buggies, ensuring they followed the theme our team had suggested.
Unfortunately, that was all we had time for, so tomorrow afternoon we will be joining together again to have the exciting drag races, giving the children the opportunity to evaluate their design and build process.
Take a look at the photos from today and keep your eyes open for some exciting races tomorrow.
It was a brilliant day and as DT co-ordinator it was amazing to see the skills, discussion and use of vocabulary. As well as a bucket load of team work!!!