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To complete, reinforce and evaluate my truss bridge.
- Select from and use a wider range of tools and
- Select from and use a wider range of materials, components and construction materials according to their functional and aesthetics
- Evaluate their ideas and products against and consider the views of others to improve their work
- Apply their understanding of how to strengthen, stiffen and reinforce more complex structures
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 verbal and visual prompts, such as photographs and video clips taken through lesson 3 – 4 to support the final When you look at the good and bad points about something, then think about how you could improve it…..
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. Employ them as ‘Construction assistants’ to support the rest of the class or an assigned pupil if they finish their A bridge which is built from a series of triangular beams. ahead of schedule and can do no more to improve its strength. Explain in The small features of an object. the status of their finished truss A structure built over something, such as a river or motorway, so people or animals can cross…. with regards to the quality of finish, accuracy of the joints and overall build referring back to skills and tools used. Discuss what they would change if they were to do the truss bridge project again.