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To build a wooden truss bridge.
- Select from and use a wider range of tools and equipment to perform practical tasks
- Select from and use a wider range of materials, components and construction materials according to their functional and aesthetics
Pupils needing extra support: Provide extra help by doing the making stages one at a time and reviewing with the children before moving on, this can break up the activity and also make it feel more manageable. Allow the children to work in pairs or small groups as a production line and A circuit part that you can open or close to allow electricity to flow through or to stop it flowing through…. stations. Use the A bridge which is built from a series of triangular beams. cutting mat as a guide for cutting wood sections to the correct size.
Pupils working at greater depth: Express the need to achieve a high-quality To complete your product with a high quality or attractive appearance…., sanded down, Neat, correct shape, size and pattern with no mistakes. with no gaps and secured at all joints effectively. Provide the extension activity Wood facts leaflet to expand and consolidate their knowledge of wood. Use a ruler and square to To find out or plan the size of something using standard units (e.g. cms)…. wood accurately, after establishing what size they need to be on the Truss A structure built over something, such as a river or motorway, so people or animals can cross…. cutting mat.