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A Year 5 Class Post

Year 5 have been driving us crazy!

Year 5 have been working really hard this week making their own toy vehiclesĀ for their DT project. Not only did they learn about the pulley system and how this affects the motion of their car, but they had to figure out how to actually get the vehicle moving by wiring the motor and battery and attaching them to the mechanical components.

There was frustration, puzzlement and delight as they built their machines, mixed in with a lot of resilience and perseverance as things inevitably didn’t work out as planned, or bits dropped off!

Each child, however, has now completed a working model, and some of the class have managedĀ to bring their original designs to life by adding bodywork and otherĀ aestheticĀ parts to make theirs truly unique.

Aligning pulleys to wheels


Making the axle


Using the glue gun safely


Positioning the pulley system onto the motor


Checking the motor is driving the pulley


One of the brilliant designs

If you want to see any of the other finished products, you’ll have to come along to our outcome on Wednesday, 21st March at 1:45. Believe, me, it’s worth it – they are amazing.


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