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Activity One - Investigating House Materials

Activity 1
Investigating House Materials

  • Sc1/3.1a distinguish between an object and the material from which it is made
Activity Two - Measuring Around My House

Activity 2
Measuring Around My House

  • Ma1/3.1b measure and begin to record the following: lengths and heights
Activity Three - Material Rubbings

Activity 3
Material Rubbings

  • White paper
  • Wax crayons
  • Tape
  • Surfaces for the rubbings
  • Ar1/1.3 to develop a wide range of art and design techniques in using colour, pattern, texture
  • Sc1/3.1b identify and name a variety of everyday materials, including wood, plastic, glass, metal, water, and rock
  • Sc1/3.1c describe the simple physical properties of a variety of everyday materials
Activity Four - Design And Build A House From Recycling

Activity 4
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
Activity Five - Design And Build Three Little Pigs House

Activity 5
Design And Build Three Little Pigs House

  • Three Little Pigs storybook
  • Shredded paper
  • Craft sticks
  • Duplo / Lego / Wooden blocks
  • En1/2.2a develop pleasure in reading, motivation to read, vocabulary and understanding by: becoming very familiar with key stories, fairy stories and traditional tales, retelling them and considering their particular characteristics
  • Ar1/1.1 to use a range of materials creatively to design and make products
  • Dt1/1.4a build structures, exploring how they can be made stronger, stiffer and more stable
Activity Six - Design And Build A House From Food

Activity 6
Design And Build A House From Food

  • Food with different textures and shapes, for example:
    Bread sticks
    Oat cakes
    Marshmallows / Sweets
    Strawberries
    Banana
  • Knife (if appropriate)
  • Cutting Board
  • Ar1/1.1 to use a range of materials creatively to design and make products
  • Dt1/1.4a build structures, exploring how they can be made stronger, stiffer and more stable
Learn Through Play

Build with blocks / Lego / magnetic tiles / sticks / bedsheets and cushions…the list is endless!

Activity One - Investigating House Materials

Activity 1
Investigating House Materials

Practical Resources:
Relation to Curriculum in England:
  • Sc1/3.1a distinguish between an object and the material from which it is made
Downloads:
Activity Two - Measuring Around My House

Activity 2
Measuring Around My House

Practical Resources:
Relation to Curriculum in England:
  • Ma1/3.1b measure and begin to record the following: lengths and heights
Downloads:
Activity Three - Material Rubbings

Activity 3
Material Rubbings

Practical Resources:
  • White paper
  • Wax crayons
  • Tape
  • Surfaces for the rubbings
Relation to Curriculum in England:
  • Ar1/1.3 to develop a wide range of art and design techniques in using colour, pattern, texture
  • Sc1/3.1b identify and name a variety of everyday materials, including wood, plastic, glass, metal, water, and rock
  • Sc1/3.1c describe the simple physical properties of a variety of everyday materials
Downloads:
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
Downloads:
Activity Five - Design And Build 3 Little Pigs House

Activity 5
Design And Build Three Little Pigs House

Practical Resources:
  • Three Little Pigs storybook
  • Shredded paper
  • Craft sticks
  • Duplo / Lego / Wooden blocks
Relation to Curriculum in England:
  • En1/2.2a develop pleasure in reading, motivation to read, vocabulary and understanding by: becoming very familiar with key stories, fairy stories and traditional tales, retelling them and considering their particular characteristics
  • Ar1/1.1 to use a range of materials creatively to design and make products
  • Dt1/1.4a build structures, exploring how they can be made stronger, stiffer and more stable
Downloads:
Activity Six - Design And Build A House From Food

Activity 6
Design And Build A House From Food

Practical Resources:
  • Food with different textures and shapes, for example:
    Bread sticks
    Oat cakes
    Marshmallows / Sweets
    Strawberries
    Banana
  • Knife (if appropriate)
  • Cutting Board
Relation to Curriculum in England:
  • Ar1/1.1 to use a range of materials creatively to design and make products
  • Dt1/1.4a build structures, exploring how they can be made stronger, stiffer and more stable
Downloads:

Learn Through Play
Build with blocks / Lego / magnetic tiles / sticks / bedsheets and cushions…the list is endless!

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