House Building in Year Two

This afternoon we looked at how houses would have looked at the time of the Great Fire of London. We already knew that they were mostly built using wood rather than brick or stone and that this helped the fire to spread more quickly. We looked closely at how the wooden structure made the houses look quite distinctive.
We then worked in pairs to cover a cereal box each with off-white sugar paper, carefully using very wide sticky tape to hold it all together. It was quite tricky folding the bottom of the paper and folding the top to make a roof but we helped each other and our teachers were there to help too. Mrs W and Mrs H told us that we will be experts at wrapping now and should be able to help wrap birthday presents!
We then used rulers and pencils to draw the outlines of the wooden beams ready to be painted on next week. We also drew some diamond pattern windows which we will go over using felt pen once all the painting is finished. It was hard work but great fun; we’re all looking forward to the painting but next week!

20140912-164812-60492605.jpg

20140912-164810-60490672.jpg

20140912-164813-60493577.jpg

20140912-164809-60489701.jpg

20140912-164811-60491627.jpg

20140912-164814-60494542.jpg

20140912-164815-60495555.jpg

20140912-164816-60496680.jpg

20140912-164820-60500466.jpg

20140912-164817-60497639.jpg

20140912-164818-60498575.jpg

20140912-164819-60499516.jpg

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s