The Children in Year 3 Have Been Building Shelters.
As the entry point to our IPC unit, they were asked to collect materials at home that could be used for building a shelter. We were amazed by the amount of resources the children found, every kind of box imaginable arrived in the classroom!
Each group selected all the materials they wanted to use and took their place in our hall where the building began (unfortunately it was raining outside). We were very impressed at how they all worked together as a team. They learned so many skills such as how to join strips of cane together (lashing) and weighting materials down with something heavy to help keep their structures stable.
The finished shelters looked amazing; some even managed to look quite cosy!