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Design And Build A House From Recycling

In this activity using design criteria, your child will design and build a house made from recycled materials. They will choose and use appropriate materials to build their house as well as tools such as scissors and glue to make the product. They will evaluate their finished house against the design criteria.

Throughout our 6 Building Houses topic your child will investigate the materials used to build your home. Design and build your own house made from sticks, blocks, paper and even food! Hands-On Education are passionate about providing positive educational experiences for children through interactive and engaging hands-on activities. Whilst meeting the standards in the National Curriculum in England, our activities encourage children to play, explore, observe, build, create and much more. We promote child-led learning, inspiring confidence and independence as children develop their own ideas and understanding. Our activities are open-ended and easily adaptable to suit all. By providing informed lesson plans and resources, we support parents and educators in guiding children through their learning journey.

Within this topic you will find:

  • 6 activity plans, all of which clearly explain how to prepare and carry out each activity.
  • 3 activity sheets to support your child in recording their investigations.

This topic meets aspects within the National Curriculum in England in the following subjects: Art, Design & Technology, English, Maths and Science.

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    Relation to Curriculum in England: = Art = Design & Technology = English = Maths = Science
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Activity Four - Design And Build A House From Recycling

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Design And Build A House From Recycling

  • Ar1/1.1 to use a range of materials creatively to design and make products
  • DT1/1.1a design purposeful, functional, appealing products for themselves and other users based on design criteria
  • DT1/1.1b generate, develop, model and communicate their ideas through talking, drawing, templates, mock-ups and, where appropriate, information and communication technology
  • DT1/1.2a select from and use a range of tools and equipment to perform practical tasks
  • DT1/1.2belect from and use a wide range of materials and components, including construction materials, textiles and ingredients, according to their characteristics

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Activity 1
House Materials

Activity One - Investigating House Materials

Activity 2
Measure My House

Activity Two - Measuring Around My House

Activity 3
Material Rubbings

Activity Three - Material Rubbings

Activity 4
Recycling House

Activity Four - Design And Build A House From Recycling

Activity 5
3 Pigs House

Activity Five - Design And Build Little Pigs House

Activity 6
Food House

Activity Six - Design And Build A House From Food

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    Relation to Curriculum in England: = Art = Design & Technology = English = Maths = Science
    Download Links: = Activity Plan = Activity Sheet(s)
Activity Four - Design And Build A House From Recycling

Activity 4
Design And Build A House From Recycling

Practical Resources:
Relation to Curriculum in England:
  • Ar1/1.1 to use a range of materials creatively to design and make products
  • DT1/1.1a design purposeful, functional, appealing products for themselves and other users based on design criteria
  • DT1/1.1b generate, develop, model and communicate their ideas through talking, drawing, templates, mock-ups and, where appropriate, information and communication technology
  • DT1/1.2a select from and use a range of tools and equipment to perform practical tasks
  • DT1/1.2belect from and use a wide range of materials and components, including construction materials, textiles and ingredients, according to their characteristics
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