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?
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?
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!
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?