Navigation
Home Page

Home Alone

Houses have changed so much! From humble makeshift shelters, to the comfortable homes of today, how have houses and homes evolved and why? If you could design your perfect home, what would you make it out of, use each room for, have in it and why?

Our challenge today was to build shelters using just cardboard, fabric, sellotape and string. It was difficult to make sure everyone could fit inside - and even more difficult to trade materials at the market stall with the vendor (Mrs Dibbert). 
Picture 1
Picture 2
Picture 3
Picture 4
Picture 5
Picture 6
Picture 7
Picture 8
Picture 9
Picture 10
Picture 11
Picture 12
Picture 13
Picture 14
Picture 15
Picture 16

After learning about the different types of homes we played a game of traffic lights. We had to jog about until we heard a command:

 

Bungalow - duck down low   Semi-detached - find a partner and link arms   Terrace - get into a row and link arms

Detached - stand in a space and make a roof with your arms    Flat - stand on tip-toes, reaching up to the ceiling

 

Can you spot which type of home is on each picture?

 

Picture 1
Picture 2
Picture 3
Picture 4
Picture 5
Picture 6
Picture 7
Picture 8
Picture 9
Picture 10

Year 2 worked in groups to build a home for one of the 3 pigs, each using different materials. Which house do you think was the strongest? The really hard part was making a house that the wolf could not blow down!

Picture 1
Picture 2
Picture 3
Picture 4
Picture 5
Picture 6
Picture 7
Picture 8
Picture 9
Picture 10
Picture 11
Picture 12
Picture 13
Picture 14
Picture 15

We have been exploring the archKIDtecture website which encourages children to build things with their own hands, feeling the accomplishment of problem-solving and creating something interesting, or beautiful. Architecture is a great medium for all kinds of learning and making. We investigated tangrams and the properties of 2D shapes - can you build it?

http://archkidecture.org/2017/02/12/can-build-seven-pieces/ 

Picture 1
Picture 2
Picture 3
Picture 4
Picture 5
Picture 6
Picture 7
Picture 8
Picture 9
Picture 10
We were treated to an assembly visit by Ivor and his construction team; the children were thrilled to shake hands and ‘high five’ with Ivor Goodsite, whilst hearing about the dangers on building sites. Why not find out more about the jobs on a building site and how to stay safe with lots of activities and games: https://www.ivorgoodsite.org.uk/kidszone/
Picture 1
Picture 2
Picture 3
Picture 4
Picture 5
Picture 6
Picture 7
Picture 8
Picture 9
Picture 10
Picture 11
Picture 12
Picture 13
Picture 14
Picture 15
Picture 16
Picture 17
Picture 18
Picture 19
Picture 20
Picture 21
Picture 22
Picture 23
Picture 24
Picture 25
Picture 26
Picture 27
Picture 28
Picture 29
Picture 30
Picture 31
Picture 32
Picture 33
Picture 34
Picture 35
Picture 36
Picture 37
Picture 38
Picture 39
Picture 40
Picture 41
Picture 42
Picture 43
Picture 44
Picture 45
Picture 46
Picture 47
Picture 48
Picture 49
Picture 50
Picture 51
Picture 52
Picture 53
Picture 54
Picture 55
Picture 56
Picture 57
Picture 58
Picture 59
Picture 60
Picture 61
Picture 62
Picture 63
Picture 64
Picture 65
Picture 66
Picture 67
Picture 68
Picture 69
Top