Mrs Vaughan set a challenge for 2LV to build a structure with one cube as the base. Yes, just one cube! Each table had a materials pack which included; lollipop sticks, small cubes and plastic cups! They began their planning process by discussing their initial questions, thoughts and ideas about the challenge ahead!
2LV began their challenge working individually trying to build a structure without much clear direction or plan. It soon became apparent that using one cube as a base was very tricky and unstable. Some children became frustrated and disheartened when their structures kept falling down, but soon realised that if they paired up, joined forces and shared resources it was easier to balance their structure on one cube.
Throughout the building process, the children experienced unsuccessful outcomes and developed the resilience and perseverance to continue their attempt to build a strong structure. They learnt from their unsuccessful attempts and adapted their approach to improve their technique. By the time they attempted the second challenge of using any size base to build the tallest possible structure, the children were working as a team applying what they had learnt!
A fabulous growth mind set demonstrated from all.