- Published: Thursday, 16 March 2023 15:23
- Written by Year Two
In DT this term, we have been exploring structures, wheels and axles. We had a very important letter from the Mayor of Newtown, asking for designs for a new town ferris wheel.
The children came up with wonderful ideas and decided on some very appropriate materials to use.
To ensure the mayor would consider our proposals, we needed to make a prototype! In groups of three, we worked very hard to create a ferris wheel. We started by making the frame, before adding on our wheel and axle. After that, we had to add our base. This was very tricky and we needed a lot of resilience! Some of our frames were too heavy so we needed to make our base strong. Finally, we were able to add the seats for people to sit in.
We are very proud to show you our ferris wheels!