P4 -7 have been extending their thinking on 2D and 3D shape following on from our observational walk in the village when we looked and discussed shapes used in building structures.
Today, the children got their architect’s hats on and designed their own structures using software on the computer. They used a range of 2D and 3D shapes as building blocks to form their structures.
Next, some translated their designs in to physical buildings by using Kapla building block materials. Other’s used trial and error in the design process.
The task helped develop team working soft skills such as negotiation, cooperation and communicating where critical thinking was at the forefront of their challenge.