The bairns have been really interested in building this term. This week we read the story of The Three Little Pigs and experimented with building houses for each pig out of straw, sticks and bricks…..
It was really hard to build a house from the straw. “It didn’t stay up.” (Elsie)
“I huffed and I puffed and I could knock da sticks down.” (Honor)
“The best one was when we used all the stuff to build da house. It was da biggest and da strongest.”
We had lots of fun exploring the story with roleplay and exploring, strength, materials, size, weight, position, forces, problem solving to decide on the best material and how to test them.
The bairns decided the bricks were easier to build with because they could stack but they still fell over, so we explored different types of brick….foam….wood….stone….and built a wall.