This week, the Year 5s have been creating some sustainable furniture – for indigenous tribes – using recycled material. As the children are learning about the Amazon Rainforest, we had discussed how an indigenous tribe might utilise any waste they came across, such as plastic bottles in the river. The children realised through a little inference, that actually, when grouped together, bottles are actually very strong. Thus the idea of making furniture to fit inside their huts – or our reading corners! So based on this concept, the children have worked really hard, cutting, gluing, tracing and sealing their finished product and as the photos suggests, they have had a real good time doing so. Some amazing and creative work from both classes and some new furniture to use in the reading corners to hopefully boost reading enthusiasm too!
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