Y5 Races

Year 5 have recently completed a design technology project in which the children designed and made wheeled vehicles to take part in a race. They investigated triangulation as a way of strengthening structures and experimented with different ways of attaching axles to a vehicle's chassis. They then designed and constructed their vehicles using wood and card: they measured, sawed and sanded the wood and glued it using card triangles to reinforce the joins; they then attached the axle and wheels and completed their vehicles using card pieces. During the road-testing stage, the children solved problems to ensure their vehicles rolled in a straight line without too much friction. The race afternoon was a lot of fun! Congratulations to Ava Mae Muir-Fidler and Joseph Benson, whose vehicles rolled the furthest. All the Year 5 children should feel very proud of their achievements.

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