British Primary Schools reviewed our Gearphun Junior 480 pcs Set with Chains and Pulleys add-ons
From Lyndsey Beckett, Headteacher of Sherrier Primary School, Lutterworth.
“The lesson plans were very full and the questions were excellent. The children observed noticeably improved their problem-solving skills. There was an easy progression taking them from gears to chains – and I liked the link with the maths. As a school we’re convinced of the enormous benefits of this play-based learning approach for children and really value the thought and expertise that has gone into the design of the Morphun products and lesson plans.”
From Dr Amanda Gummer, based on the feedback we’ve received from the schools.
“The resources have been highly motivating, engaging children who would not normally consider themselves to be good at or interested in science. Holistic skills have also been developed during the children’s engagement with the gears and chains – for example, their ability to work together as a team and communicate effectively. Teachers found the lesson plans easy to action and appreciated the opportunities for differentiation and inclusivity within the activities.”
From Ms. Coleman, St Margaret Clitherow Primary School
“The children have really enjoyed using the Morphun resources and have been engrossed with the endless possibilities for creativity the product has presented to them. They have developed their fine-motor and problem-solving skills whilst following the step-by-step instructions provided and have been impressed with and proud of the products of their perseverance. The lesson plans have been easy to follow and the lessons highly motivating for the children.”
Ruth Keiran, teacher at St Nicholas CE VA Primary School:
“The large amount of different components in the equipment added interest and made the sessions very stimulating for the children. The children had lots of practise at collaborating to create models and that was excellent as collaboration is a focus at our school. There was lots of problem solving going on and the lesson plans were helpful for this as they incorporated lots of open questions and challenges. The children often had to persevere to make their model work or to find the piece they needed and, again, this is a key value at our school.” “The equipment is equally popular with boys and girls and has been a source of great excitement every time we have got it out.” Also about Wordphun associated bricks set add-on: “The key vocabulary on the lesson plans was also useful as it enabled the children to talk about their learning and to describe what they were doing. There was lots of counting and spatial problem solving incorporated into the activities so they supported the learning we do in Maths as well as the speaking and listening aspects of English.”
Below are some more comments from the pupils at St Nicholas CE VA Primary School:
“I liked the way we had to fix problems, like if something went wrong I enjoyed breaking it up and starting again.” – Boy “The grippy bits on the bricks are good because the bricks stay together without a base to go on.” – Girl “I think Morphun is a very good name for it because it is very fun.” – Boy “I like it because you can make anything you want out of it and you can use your imagination.” – Girl “It’s fun and satisfying to make moving models, it made me really excited.” – Boy “The instructions were quite inspiring and gave us good ideas.” – Girl