During playtime at the Village Gaulois we noticed that some people in Year 2 love digging up mud and finding sticks/leaves/stones to make houses! Our new unit of inquiry is about shelter. This is our central idea -
Human shelters have adapted over time and vary according to their environments.
So, we thought we'd follow up on the spontaneous building with a whole class activity using mud, sticks and other materials from the ground to create shelters.
Year 4 are doing a unit of inquiry into structures and they too have been spontaneously building and forming bricks so it was an ideal time to get together for some team-work. The Y4's central idea is -
Shape and space affects the design of structures and their environments.
Here's a slideshow of our endeavours: