This year we named our classes after central London bridges. To help us understand a little more about our bridges, we took part in a workshop where we built our own bridges to discover why they are built the way they are. We saw that certain shapes, such as triangles, are strong and can support a lot of weight. We then built our own bridges from canes.
We went for a walk in our local area to see if we could spot manufactured and natural features around us. It was interesting to see that many man-hole covers had their purpose written on them: some were for water; telephones or sewage. We looked at different types of street signs and saw how natural plants can be shaped, for example hedges, to suit the home owner. In the park, plants looked more natural. We could see how the trees’ leaves were changing and saw their seeds scattered upon the ground.