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Can we build our dream school?


Our topic for this half term is "Can we build our dream school?".

We will be designing and making models of what we would like included in our new school building. We will be investigating the properties of materials and looking at the strength and structure of buildings from around the world.

We visited the school building site to inspire questions about our new topic. We also had the chance to talk to some of the builders and they answered a lot of our questions. When we returned to the classroom we generated our own questions which we will be trying to answer through out this half term.


The teachers want to know:

What do architects do?

How do builders choose their materials?

Which is the best designed building in the world?

How do builders make sure their buildings don't fall down?


Our class questions are:

Who is the best builder in the world?

How long does it take to build a building?

How do builders build a house? 

What tools do you need to build a house?

What are the special things you use?

How many bricks do you need?

Why are buildings different sizes?

What is the smartest building?

What is the most famous building? 

What is the highest building?

Which is the best building?

Is our old building going to be knocked down?

How do builders know what to do?

How many men does it take to build a building?

How do builders make sure their buildings don't fall down?

How do you keep buildings together?

How are buildings so strong?

How do buildings keep straight?

How do buildings get so tall?

How does cement stick together?

How does it balance?

How do buildings get so tall?



Our trip to the school building site

In PE, we are learning to dance our way through the decades. Here are the songs which we have been learning the dances to. Ask your child to show you their new moves and have a practise at home together! 


Rocky Horror Picture Show Time Warp.wav

Bee Gees - Night Fever (1977).wav