Purple Class experience Inventing!
On Tuesday this week, Key Stage 2 kicked off the day with a Game Show, hosted by the Inventors and Makers Workshop Leader. The children had to think about and answer questions on inventors and inventions that have changed the world.
After that, Purple Class set about experiencing the invention process first hand when they identified a problem in their lives and had to design an original solution. They worked very well in small teams, fine tuning their collaboration and communication skills as they moved through the 6 steps confidently. If you are in need of a more effective alarm clock to really insist on waking you up; a machine to clean up the oceans and playgrounds or maybe even a special hat that solves the problem of a ‘hangry’ sibling then you’ll find us in the queue at the patent office! After break, they became engineers and learnt about the types of machine for example wedges, axels and levers. They even had a chance to get hands-on to experiments with their own catapults and inclined plain device. It was a fun packed morning and complimented their ‘Cracking Contraptions’ topic perfectly. We’d like to thank the PTA and your cake sale money for providing this opportunity free of charge.