Making air raid shelters!

This week, our focus has been air raid shelters. In literacy, we have been researching Anderson shelters, Morrison shelters and public shelters (like the one we will visit in Stockport) in order to write a non chronological report.

In design and technology, we have been thinking about structures and what makes them strong. We were given a challenge to use scrap paper and sellotape and create a structure 5cm off the table that would support the weight of 2 glue sticks. The excitement in the classroom was palpable as teams worked well together to build some interesting structures! After having a go, we were shown ways we could strengthen and stiffen our structures. We then had another go; round 2 was much more successful! Next week, we will apply these skills to design a functional air raid shelter.

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