The Y4 Balloon challenge

The week started off with Year 4 having a great idea (or so they thought), which was to put together a hot air balloon out of tissue paper and sticks. The challenge was to set off a hot air balloon in the ball court. This was a lot harder than Y4 initially anticipated.

They had to use many of the values of Osmani -to persevere, use a growth mind set and work collaboratively to achieve their goal.

First the instructions didn’t help- they weren’t clear. 1st rule of writing instructions should be that they are clear to the reader- these weren’t.

After lots of deliberation and persevering, they sought the help and advice of others to achieve their objective.

After many hours of sweat, hard graft and many repairs to the balloon, the day had finally come -the balloon was ready for its flight.

Y4 went to the playground and placed the balloon onto the ground, unfortunately this wasn’t the greatest idea because the ground was wet, and so they encountered a further challenge-which tested their growth mind-set and determination. They did not give up and kept preserving;  they finally achieved their objective – Yippee!

Thank you to all that helped!