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.

Geography

Looking at temporary shelters in disaster areas and comparing the needs in another country with those in Britain.

D&T

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.

PSHE

What is a home beyond the material possessions it holds? What would be missing if you didn't have a home?

Literacy

Building on the other work covered, children express their thoughts of home in structured poems.