Primary 4 have been exploring 2D shape as part of their Maths topic. The class expressed an interest in the wind, so we created kites using our knowledge of 2D shape. We had rich discussion about purpose, shape, origin and design of kites and looked at what materials we could use to make our own.
Weight and durability of material were considered as well as shape and symmetry when designing. We looked at a variety of kite designs including Delta, Diamond, and Raku and determined which designs would be the easiest to replicate using the materials given. Many of the learners opted for Art Straws, nylon string and thin paper due to the weight factor. Durability was discussed however as it was not raining paper was chosen as it was the easiest for the children to work with.
Square lashing technique was introduced to bind the straws together which some found quite tricky but were keen to master. In our follow up lesson we will revisit this technique using sticks.
Numeracy / Maths
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