I recently planned a lesson of the three little pigs – with a twist! I started off by using a story map to recap the events of the three little pigs…
Here is my lovely art work of course 🙈😂. I think showed the children a letter which we read together. It was from the big bad wolf! Explaining that he was going to come back and he was now bigger and stronger!
The children had to make their own houses using a range of materials including lolly pop sticks, tissue paper, foil and plastic.
The children then tested their houses using a big bad blow dryer! (This was inspired by Pinterest).
Through this activity children learnt the names of different materials and started to understand the properties of them. They also worked together with their partner to problem solve, linking to design and technology objectives too!
The engagement of the children was amazing and a planned follow up activity linked to writing for purpose as the children wrote a letter back to the the little pigs explaining what they should do!
A perfect year 1 lesson,