This task helped us work towards lots of the IPC Personal Goals.
Goal -I can make links between what I know and my new learning.
In a maths lesson on 3D shapes we built shapes and this helped us to understand that triangles are strong shapes. So, some of us used a triangle shape for the base of our beanstalk.
Goal -Be able to cope with unfamiliar situations
Even though most of us had never done a task quite like this before we did not panic and we worked calmly with our friends.
Goal -Be able to stick with a task until it is completed
We kept going even though our beanstalks fell over and the paper got crumpled.
Goal -Be able to make their meaning plain using appropriate verbal and non-verbal forms
We gave each other instructions and sometimes used actions to explain our ideas.
Goal -Be able to use a range of thinking skills in solving problems
Some groups used good thinking skills and doubled up the newspaper sheet to make the tubes stronger.