Year 5 - Term 6 Newsfeed

Year 5 are very proud of their mechanisms that they have been busy creating in Design and Technology (DT) this week. We started with a concept map of three mechanisms: pull tab (levers), pop up (springs/sliders) and turning wheels (linkages/cogs). After that, we applied a theme of either: imagination, identity or peace to each of our mechanism designs. We have learnt that an input is the motion used to start a mechanism and that an output is the motion that happens as a result of starting the input. 

Following on from Big Green Week, we have made our designs as a ‘BinBook’. This means that we have mostly used recycled paper, that otherwise would have been thrown away. We have spoken about looking after the planet and how the things we do impact the environment.