This half-term Oak Class have been working for Olive Stein at Portal Design. She asked us to design and create a new electrical toy/game. To enable us to do this successfully, we used our internet research skills to analyse a range of existing toys on the market. We then carried out market research across the school to establish types of toys/games that would be well-received by other children. Our design skills were well and truly put into practice when we designed our own toys/games. We had great fun working in small teams to bring these designs to life. To help us to successfully make part of our toys/games electrical, we experimented with electrical equipment, creating and testing out various series and parallel circuits.
In addition to all of this, we have been working extremely hard on our story writing skills. Miss Tuart has been blown away by the quality of our flashback stories: the language and flow of our writing has improved so much already.
We have been working on our calculation strategies a lot this half-term and this is really showing in our improving arithmetic scores. All in all, a great half-term for us!