Year 2 have been learning about shapes this week. We have been naming and describing the properties of 2d and 3d shapes, including the number of sides, edges, vertices, faces and lines of symmetry.
On Wednesday 4 March, we had a visit from a civil engineer named Phil. He spoke to us about bridges in the local area and the children had the opportunity to ask him lots of questions. Phil then challenged the children to be engineers and make their own bridge out of junk. He gave the children the choice of making the longest bridge, the strongest bridge or the most creative bridge. The children had to work collaboratively, choose their materials according to what they wanted to achieve and discuss their thinking with their team. What a team of fantastic engineers we have at St Anne's!
It was fantastic to visit one of Brunel's masterpieces today as we really got our teeth stuck into our new enquiry. As historians, we noticed lots of things that were different from today and could see how some of today's things may have developed from Brunel's ideas!
We launched our new enquiry 'What did Brunel do for Great Britain?' by working together in pairs to match inventions to the people we think may have invented them. It was an eye-opener to see how shocked the children were that the car windscreen wiper was invented by a woman! That led to a great discussion about equality!