This week was a school wide maths week with a particular focus on maths in the workplace. Year 5 and year 6 looked at how maths impacts the role of an engineer so on Friday morning we undertake a problem solving activity that helped us understand the skills the job required. We were give some items to build a structure with certain specifications; the base had to be the size of A4 paper, it had to hold the weight of an orange and it had to stand without anyone touching it. The children worked in house teams to design and create a structure. The winning teams design was quite simple but was incredibly effective as it used a strong and stable base.