Year 2 are currently carrying out some incredibly thoughtful work based around the idea of do buildings speak? We wanted the children to think about the buildings that we see around us in more detail. When were they built? Why were they built? And how are they important to us?
To help us answer these questions, the children ventured out on an architectural walk around the new Michael Faraday School – a building that is of great importance to all of us. We encouraged the children to explore the shape, texture and small details that help to make our school unique.
These ideas were then developed in a practical way during D & T lessons. We asked each pupil to create a unique clay tile that represented a feature of the school that appealed to them. When these are all completed we will be looking at ways at which we can permanently display them around the school. We have used our tiles as a tool to help the children use their verbal skills whilst talking about their work back in the classroom.