Cotmanhay Infant and Nursery School

Celebrate, Inspire, Nurture, Succeed


Spring 1



During this term we will be learning all about fantastic machines…. Ships, cars, trains, spaceships aeroplanes and robots. How they move, how they are built, how fast they travel, amazing record-breaking machines from the past and the modern day!

Find out about famous people who owned record-breaking machines? Who was Donald Campbell? What happened to Amelia Earhart?


Investigate how to make a vehicle move even faster… without pushing or pulling it? Do you know what sort of amazing materials are machines made out of? If you love finding out and investigating this Topic will be for you!


Homework Challenges

Can you design your own fantastic machine? What does it do?

Can you use junk boxes to make an amazing time-travelling machine?

Can you test your vehicle at home alongside your own toys?