Houses And Homes Topic Ideas
Posted 22 March 2004 - 05:45 PM
Posted 22 March 2004 - 06:00 PM
We included animal homes in ours which went down well with the children, also barges -
(our children didnt believe that people actually lived in boats...or igloos...or tipees-had great fun trying to build tipees out in the garden )
Posted 22 March 2004 - 07:20 PM
Posted 22 March 2004 - 07:27 PM
Traditional tales with houses in: 3 Little Pigs / Red Riding Hood / Goldilocks. (Lots of literacy ideas came from these. Also made the 3 pigs houses...)
Our own homes - each group made a non-fiction book about their homes - described what each room was and stuck in pictures of things in those rooms. Bar chart of how many live in their home... Stuck up a local map and photos of their houses with string to where they were in town.
Paintings from art - eg Lowry
Electricity in the home and around school - made a floor book of photos of electrical appliances, pictures and writing etc. Made simple circuits...
Homes in history - visited local museum and looked at ways of doing the washing in the past. Labeled our own display of old irons.
Animal homes - visited local Farm Park. Matching pictures of animal to home. Snuffle's House is a great link with shape. (Bought a lovely hedgehog puppet from IKEA to go with the story)
Homes around the world. My husband is South African and so came in to speak about huts, shacks etc. We made clay huts, copied Ndebele art on the houses etc.
That's just an overview. Let me know if you want any more!!! Have fun.
Posted 22 March 2004 - 07:52 PM
Posted 22 March 2004 - 08:31 PM
a nice activity we are doing tomorrow under our My Home topic is copywriting our addresses and then taking a walk to the real post box to post them. we are going to draw pictures of our families on the reverse side.
we have also collected data about our homes, eg type of home, number of windows, door colour, if we have a gate etc . we are going to do a big bar chart showing door colour. the children are going to write their house numbers on little coloured doors made of card and draw themselves inside for a 3D effect to liven up the bar chart!
Posted 22 March 2004 - 09:33 PM
The children also enjoyed learning about castles, making really good models from junk materials.
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