Wednesday, 1 July 2015

Building bridges in Room 1

Monday 1st July.
This week we have been reading the traditional story of The Three Billy Goats Gruff.
Today the children were given the challenge of building a bridge that Our Troll could fit under and that would support the weight of the Billy Goats Gruff.  Children chose to work alone or as a group to construct a bridge.  Then Mrs Causer came around to do the testing.  The first test was to put the troll under the bridge - did it fit?  All of the bridges passed this test.  The next test was to put each of the goats on the bridge to see if it would support them.  2 bridges passed the test of supporting the Biggest Billy Goat Gruff and most of the others were able to support the weight of the Little Billy Goat Gruff.
It was really impressive watching the way that groups of children worked together to work out what they would use to build their bridge and how they were going to do it.  One group tried lots of different ways and supported each other beautifully through this process.

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