In Year 5 at Oaks Primary Academy we have been learning about past inventions. Over these past two weeks we have been focusing on the Wright Brotherâ€™s invention of the airplane. To link both History and DT I organised for the parents to come in for an afternoon and what a success it was.
First, the children presented what they had learnt to their parents and then we moved over to the breakfast club area where we constructed our own airplanesâ€¦and of course there was a competition involved; which plane would fly the furthest and which plane had the best design.
The parents were able to see their childrenâ€™s working environment and most importantly, it gave them the opportunity to feel the atmosphere that the children create with their inspiring enthusiasm. The main outcome I found with having the help of the parents was that it gave them a chance to work alongside their children to aid their learning. Everybody enjoyed the afternoon and there was a strong sense of community between both parents and staff. I will definitely be organising another afternoon like this soon.
Erik, Year 5 â€œI enjoyed it, it was fun and it was very comforting with my mum helping me and my friend.â€
Tawana, Year 5 â€œI now know how to create a plane and enjoyed some time with my dad in my school.â€