During Year 1’s houses and homes topic the children found out about different homes in the UK like terraced houses and Bungalows. The children also found out about homes from around the world like tepees and igloos.


For a forest school session the children used this knowledge of homes and structures to build their own shelters using different resources. Year 1 were split up into teams and had to decide on a place to set up camp and the materials they would want to use and how to use them.

The children had to use problem solving and team work skills to complete their shelters. At the session each group evaluated their shelter to the class.