This week in pre-school we have been learning about the importance of builders in our society. We put on hard hats and high vis and used shaving foam, brown paint and crumbled Weetabix to make cement like paste, we then got different kinds of bricks (foam and wood) to build a house. We used the cement scrapers to apply even amounts of cement to the structure. Pre school had to use their critical thinking to see what methods were best for building their house. It was decided that the wooden blocks shouldn’t go at the top as they are too heavy and make the structure fall. They also realised that if they added too much cement the structure would slip.
To extend this we used the left-over Weetabix to make another paste and build houses. We used spoons and knives to layer the Weetabix individually, and came together at the end to make a smaller version of the bigger-scale house. We enjoyed finding different ways to keep the Weetabix stacked.
Well done preschool for excellent building and gross motor skills! You really did do the most amazing structures and houses.