Fairground Rides

Following on from our lesson about exploring structures and mechanisms. we have now started to design and make our fairground rides.

We have the following design criteria to meet with our designs:

  •  Use rotary motion 
  •  Turn at a controlled speed using a programmable controller
  •  Be easy to use
  •  Be fun and attractive
  • Be safe

Here are a few photos of our projects so far. Some of us have had to modify our designs to make the structures more stable and to fix the motor into place.

Sadly, we are currently unable to complete our projects due to the school closure, we hope to be able to complete them by the end of Year 5.

School History

As part of out History lesson on the Victorians, we have learnt about Victorian Schools. We have explored the similarities and differences. Some of us were excited that we could study different lessons to each other, but the rest of the class thought this was unfair.

We are also really lucky to have access to the original log books from the old Rushall School that opened in 1880 following the Education Act of 1870. (Mr Stephens later found out that there are three log books from this period, which would suggest that there were three separate schools)

Here is an extract from one of the books.

The log books continue until the mid 1990’s and we can’t wait to explore more of these primary history sources.