This week Willow class have started their new Design and Technology project which tied in nicely with STEM week! They learnt about mechanical systems, in particular levers and linkages, as well as pivots. They explored some different types of real-life mechanisms, such as scissors or moving trains, moving forward their aim is to design and produce an informative moving poster for Year 2 – all about the Romans. On Wednesday they had a go at creating a lever system – a catapult! They enjoyed learning about how the downward force on the lever produced kinetic energy, causing the object on the catapult to move forwards through the air.