This half term, year 5 have been designing and making their own photo frame. First we looked at lots of structures (music stands, lamps etc) and discussed how they were stable. Then we used this knowledge to create a prototype design for a stable photo frame that would stand up. This allowed us to design the best possible frame.
Next, we cut out the various component parts, using our measuring and cutting skills. Then we made our support structure for the back of the frame (based on the design we had drawn) and assembled all the parts.
After that, we decorated our frames using collage. I’m sure you’ll agree they look fabulous and really show off what a creative bunch year 5 are! The final stage will be to evaluate how well our frames meet the design brief.