Year 4 had the opportunity to build a house in a day, and they could all fit in it!
Fortunately they did not have to cement bricks together or saw up wood. Instead a pre-cut building arrived. Year 4 split into groups and had to solve the puzzle of putting pieces together to create the structure. (Instructions were even less than Ikea!!)
On asking children the skills they used and learnt were those of; listening, co-operation, team work, strength and perseverance. They used their mathematical skills and language and then were able to role play.
This project was not just about building a house, it was about building relationships and building skills too!
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