The other day I was delighted to receive a booking request from Mrs Nettleton relating to a smaller than usual class due an event, and the amazing box of 1000 planks. Planks are small pieces of timber which are weighted identically and our set is all the same colour.
It was a busy afternoon for study so I had some concerns about how the activities would co-exist. These turned out to be baseless.
I chose two activities on the basis of the number of planks required, and the number of groups of students working in pairs or threes for which we had to cater. The students receive a photograph of the construction with the number of planks required, and that’s all – no recipe for this activity!
Some students worked on the boat.
Others had a small farmyard with outbuildings. This one proved to be far trickier.