Class 1 children welcomed parents and grandparents into school this week to look at their work they have completed on World War 2.
This included a wide range of writing, drawing, information text and the incredible Anderson shelters, they have built as part of a homework project. The children were given a brief and a set of criteria their shelters had to meet. We tested them in school to see if they would fit a lego man, sustain a 1kg weight and remain waterproof after 100ml of water was poured onto them. The children then evaluated their work and discussed how they would adapt and change their design if they did it again.
Using the Anderson shelters as a stimulus, they wrote a short story imagining themselves inside their own shelter. This made them really think about what was inside and outside of their model.
It has been a fabulous topic and everyone was really proud of their work.