Year 2 – Technology Inquiry
This term the Year 2s have been learning about bridges as part of their Technology Inquiry.
We have looked at photos of incredible bridges around the world. We have watched enormous bridges being built by humongous machines. We have seen people bungy jump of them, walk across them, sail under them, abseil down them, swing from them and so much more.
We now know that all bridges are built for a reason but can then be used for a range of things the original engineers may never have dreamed of.
In our classrooms we have made bridges out of blocks, cardboard, newspaper, paper, jelly snakes, toothpicks, coffee stirrers, lolly sticks, chairs, hot wheels tracks, lego, egg boxes, pipe cleaners, string, tape, glue…you name it we are sure to have incorporated it into one of our designs.
Consequently the children can now speak the language of bridge and words like truss, suspension, beam, arch, cable stay and cantilever all have meaning to us.
Clearly we have a set of budding engineers and architects in our midst so if you would like to know anything bridge related please pop into a Year 2 classroom and consult one of our bridge experts!