Y6 have been investigating how to join and combine materials using different components. They have also been looking at how to reinforce structures.
In addition to the obvious questions about the strength of materials and their properties, the project sparked lots of interesting conversation. Especially when compared to Brazilian Favelas, which are studied as part of the Y6 topic 'South America'. Children discussed and compared different materials that would be available in Brazil or the UK. As well as the environmental or social implications of living in a favela. Is it safe or fair? Are they protected by the same laws or rules as we are in the UK?
A very interesting and exciting project, well done, Year 6!!