Years 5 & 6
These activities look at shelters in this country and abroad and how they are built. Their effectiveness is linked with local conditions. Children are asked to explore what a home provides beyond the material items and what life would be like without a home. See the Curriculum Links.
Looking at temporary shelters in disaster areas and comparing the needs in another country with those in Britain.
- Lesson Plan Yr5/6 Geography
- Presentation Year 5/6 Geography
Children are asked to explore materials that might be used to build a temporary shelter in this country, to make a model and test it against agreed criteria.
What is a home beyond the material possessions it holds? What would be missing if you didn't have a home?
Building on the other work covered, children express their thoughts of home in structured poems.