Year 3 - Cam Completion
This week, Year 3 have continued their ‘Through the Ages’ topic and have looked at prehistoric times and where this fits on a timeline. We finished making our models of cam mechanisms, this involved a lot of careful observation and experimentation to fix problems with our models and to improve how they worked. The children then drew a labelled diagram of a cam mechanism and wrote a description of how they work.
In art, the children also began some preparatory work for making pots. They learned how to evenly roll clay into cylinders and how to make slip from clay and water. Next the cylinders were scored, the scored edges were painted with slip and the scored edges joined. The children then used their fingers to seal and smooth the join.