Happy New Year and welcome back to Oak Class! We hit the ground running this week, diving straight into practising SATs skills (something that will be a large feature of our work, this term!). However, we have found time to make a study of different structures as part of our Design and Technology. We investigated a range of famous landmarks, looking at materials, shapes and use of forces in making them strong and stable. Next, we tried out our ideas on paper, in an attempt to find the strongest shapes and joins. Finally, we looked at the work of the architect Zaha Hadid, and her truly amazing designs.