Wednesday, 6 September 2017

Straw House, Wooden House or Brick House!

This term our Inquiry topic is Buildings. To immerse our learners into different kinds of buildings we as junior syndicate decided to build Straw Houses, Wooden Houses, and Brick Houses. A connection was made to the story "The Three Little Pigs". Year 1, 2 and 3 learners were divided into 3 groups and each morning from 9.15 - 12.30pm they stayed with the allocated teachers so they can have the experience of building 3 different houses each morning. Room 1 learners were building on Straw Houses, Room 4 learners were building Wooden Houses and Room 5 learners were building the Brick Houses. 

Day 1 in Room 5, we had few challenges and obstacles however by day 3 we became experts. 

Below are 3 different videos of our Brick Houses done by 3 different groups.




The learners had loads of fun building the brick houses in room, cutting and painting the roofs and some even placed the 3 little pigs in their houses. It was a very productive morning.