Year 5 Den Building
Not all their ideas worked first time and they were constantly encouraged to persevere until they found a design that worked. Eventually, through solid team work and quality listening skills, each group produced a solid structure. They were then given a range of coverings to use and items to dress their dens such as: flags, bunting and other paraphernalia. The children quickly covered their dens and dressed them appropriately. Once they were happy with their structure, they were allowed to sit inside and discuss their morning of den building. Children were then given the opportunity to go into their peers' dens and share their thoughts.
Every child enjoyed getting involved and creating their dens. They were extremely proud and all commented on how they enjoyed their day. One child was quoted as saying, 'I'm going to show my family how to do this on Saturday!'