Our Build a City boxes are full of construction materials that you can use to design and build your own village, town or city. There is a selection of stories included for inspiration. What sort of environment will you create?
Who could use this?
The Build a City boxes would be perfect for enhancing role play or construction areas in EYFS and Year 1 and could be used for indoor or outdoor play. This box would support local knowledge and surroundings topics and well as topics based around buildings and structures.
ELG: People, Culture and Communities – Describe their immediate environment using knowledge from observation, discussion, stories, non-fiction texts and maps;
ELG: Creating with Materials – Safely use and explore a variety of materials, tools and techniques, experimenting with colour, design, texture, form and function; – Share their creations, explaining the process they have used; – Make use of props and materials when role playing characters in narratives and stories.
Key Stage 1 Human and physical geography – use basic geographical vocabulary to refer to key human features, including: city, town, village, factory, farm, house, office, port, harbour and shop
Key Stage 1 Design Technology
- Design – generate, develop, model and communicate their ideas through talking, drawing, templates, mock-ups and, where appropriate, information and communication technology
- Make – select from and use a wide range of materials and components, including construction materials, textiles and ingredients, according to their characteristics
- Evaluate – evaluate their ideas and products against design criteria
- Technical knowledge – build structures, exploring how they can be made stronger, stiffer and more stable
What’s in the box?
|The Primary Science Teaching Trust has some additional careers links you may like to look at. These are called “A scientist just like me” and introduce children to a diverse range of scientists.
The downloadable power points relevant to this box are: