Starting from Tuesday 9th October after school until 4pm. KS1 and KS2 children are able to attend Miss Khan's Construction Club. Every session we have a challenge that we need to full fill in groups or individually. Keep checking back to see what we have been up to.
Our first challenge was to create a bridge that covered our blue river and could hold up a light model of the Gruffalo. The group had the choice of using Duplo bricks, Lego bricks and K-nex. Most groups chose Duplo to make a sturdy bridge. To extend our construction skills we then needed the bridge to hold a large and heavy rock. All children had some fantastic ideas and worked well with their peers.
Our second challenge was to create a shelter to keep things dry. We used the thin K-nex and Duplo to build our shelters and tested them by placing paper inside and leaving them out in the rain. Most of the models did well under the weather conditions.
Our third challenge was to create a town that reached 1 meter tall. We split into two teams of mixed age groups to build our tower. One team decided to use Duplo and another the larger K-Nex. At first we struggled to work as a team, however after a discussion together about team work we did a great job at listening to each others ideas. The Duplo team had the easiest material, but it became un-steady and wobbly as they built taller. The K-Nex team had a big job on their hands, but after 30 minutes of working together they were able to build a tower that reach 1 meter in height!
This is our last session at Construction Club. We decided as a group that we would like to spend our last session creating our own models using a number of different construction materials. All of the children worked well together with mixed age groups listening, responding and discussing ideas together.