I have created fact sheets, PowerPoints, flashcards and worksheets based and adapted from DT unit 1D Homes to create activities linked to the story of The Three Little Pigs. It also links Science lessons and objectives of 1C ‘Sorting and using materials’, 2D ‘Grouping and changing materials’ – specifically focusing on clay, wood and straw - 1E ‘Pushes and pulls’, 2E ‘Forces and movement’ and History Unit 2 ‘What were homes like a long time ago?’
Some activities can be linked to Literacy (Reading and Writing, Non-Fiction, Non-Chronological Report)
Through this unit, children learn about the features of different types of buildings, their similarities and differences at home and around the world. They learn about different materials such as wood, clay and straw and how they are used for constructing homes and investigate their different properties. They use their knowledge and understanding to develop and model their ideas to create a model of a home designed specifically for characters relating to a familiar story.
• Picture Flashcards of different types of homes
• Bingo + PowerPoint
• PowerPoint ‘Homes Around The World’
• Fact Sheet: Homes in the Past
• Fact Sheets (one each): information about clay, wood, straw; how it is used as building materials
• Materials Flashcards – objects made of clay, wood, straw
• End of unit assessment: Non- Chronological report blank
• Story writing: Write a short paragraph that links to the story
Science Worksheets – Materials
• Homework: search and list materials at home and explain what they are used for
• Illustrate one object from each group and use words to describe each one.
• Sort objects (pictures) into materials they are made from (cut & Paste)
• Explain why each material is suitable for making each product
• Record materials that can change shape and those that cannot
• Record results from tests and draw conclusions
• Properties of materials
• Name different types of homes
• Match descriptions to pictures (homes)
• Draw arrows to show where different types of homes come from on the map
• Put pictures in the correct order (time line cut & paste) to show how homes have changed over time
• Label the different features and materials used
• Designing (part 1): illustrate idea and explain which materials are going to be used and why
• Designing (part 2): list materials, equipment and plan stages of making
• Evaluation: evaluate own model and make suggestions for improvement
Useful Tip! Use the PDF doc with your IWB to work through the pages with your children :)
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