Exteriors, interiors, hinges and sliders. What makes a house?

Lesson: Design and technology

Class: Y1 Year: 2018 - 2019

This week children have been completing their small scale recycled houses, ready for Mr and Mrs Lego to choose a suitable house to live in. Children learned about some key design features that should be included into their house. We learned about the importance of hinges for safety and we looked at examples around our school on gates, doors and windows. We learned about sliders and how we could use them to add privacy to our house by using them for curtains that could be opened and closed. Children then were tasked to make the interior of their house more appealing by adding furniture, wallpaper and carpets. It’s going to be a very difficult decision for Mr and Mrs Lego. Next we will be evaluating our houses and thinking about what we could do different next time. Well done Y1! 

Lyme Community Primary, Lyme St, Newton-le-Willows WA12 9HD