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Creating and Thinking Critically

This week reception year have been practising their planning and designing skills. First they drew a picture of what they want to make using construction and then have used building blocks to make the model. They have also taken part in review and evaluation sessions where they have explained what they did and what they could do to make their model even better. Some children said that they had changed their model from the initial plan and even gave reasons as to why they did this.

Some children said:

Molly: “I changed my house, I used different colours so it looks prettier.”

Jainil: “I put a ladder on my building so people can go upstairs if they want to.”

David: “Next time I would make some more planets and build an astronaut too.”

Hollie: “My plan helped me remember how I wanted to make my buildings.”