Design and Technology

In Year 1 we have been learning about how wheels move and what they need to move. We discovered that vehicles need an axle holder, axles and wheels to move.

As we have been reading the story of the ‘Three Billy Goats’ we designed a vehicle to get the three billy goats across the bridge without the troll seeing them. We learnt about different vehicles and deciding which would be best for the purpose we needed it for. After we had designed our own vehicle, we then made our designs using boxes, paper and other materials we found around school. We had to make sure our wheels moved and tested them to see if other materials would be better.

Finally, we evaluated our vehicles to see how we could make them better and made suggestions for what we would change if we were to make them again. We found that most of the children would prefer to use smaller boxes next time as the wheels were too small for the larger boxes.

Our finished vehicles are on display outside Year 1.

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