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Art meets science in our creative response to reading The Iron Man by Ted Hughes!

The children were really keen to build their own iron man while reading our class novel this month. Everyone contributed to the mixed media project by collecting metal objects from home: springs, old mobile phones, bottle caps, cogs, chains and screws. We worked in groups to build various parts of the robot, then pieced him together as one collaborative effort! (If you've read this book you'll know how in keeping with the story this process was!) 

We have also been experimenting with circuit building in science and the children decided they wanted to use their knowledge to make illuminated eyes! The battery packs stored neatly in his trap jaw mouth. The end result looks great on display! :) 

 

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