It was a privilege to assist with outdoor year 3 lessons in Terra Nova's Forest School! The children had been studying pyramids in History, and had a go of building some structures of their own out in the woodland.
Today we had a closer look at the materials and properties of car parts as part of our transport topic.
We imagined how useful each car part would be if it was made from wood and discussed our ideas in groups. The mirror was one of the items that we all agreed could not be made out of wood because it needs to be reflective. We recorded the material, properties and purpose of each item in a table.
From our class discussions, we became interested in the steering wheel, and the gap where the air bag goes. In the plenary we watched slow motion videos of air bags being deployed.