‘Effort and hard work construct the bridge that connects your dreams to reality’ – Daisaku Ikeda
Our Year 5 pupils have embarked on a new learning journey in Design and Technology. This journey is all about bridges, learning about the different types, purposes, designs, materials and about constructing bridges with a difference. Extending their general knowledge of bridges around the world, the children researched a bridge that interested and inspired them.
Did you know that the Golden Gate Bridge is painted international orange (a colour deliberately used to set objects apart from their surroundings), or that the Lucky Knot Bridge in China symbolises luck and prosperity, that the Milau Viaduct in France is almost 2.5 kilometres long and that the Zhangjiajie Glass Bridge was designed to look invisible and disappear into the clouds?
Effort and hard work became key elements as Year 5 retrieved relevant facts and presented them in an informative, arty, and eye-catching way, featuring layouts such as bullet points, fact boxes, captions, bold titles and pictures.
Reinforcing their English skills and raising them to artistic heights connected cross-curricular learning, along with real respect for bridge designers and engineers who turned dreams into reality.