Shelter Building Equipment
We are so thrilled with our new shelter building equipment which we have enjoyed exploring over the last week.
My experience with the shelter building equipment was amazing as it was awesome building from small huts to huge bases, and also, like Katie mentioned, it was an efficient method to collaborate! When we were constructing, although we didn’t finish it, me and my friends tried to make a huge hangout! The first time I saw the shelter building equipment my mind exploded with amazement!
Our new building equipment is great! It has lots of: wood, long wooden sticks and BIG sticks everything the school needs. In there we can discover our talents by making some dens. Now there are 3 small dens and one big one with 2 floors.
We used our Thinking Circles to discuss some of the things we needed to do to ensure we used the equipment safely. Then representatives from each class met to discuss with Mrs Williams our ideas and we drew up a final set which would become our school agreement.
These are our rules:
1) Keep both feet on the ground.
2) Work together as a team – collaborate and take turns!
3) Stay safe – carry the equipment carefully and be aware of others.
4) Be respectful to the equipment and to each other.
5) Re-set the equipment at the end of each lunchtime.
6) Have fun!
Everyone was really clear that we wanted to have different groups of children using the equipment together rather than using it in class based groups, so we have decided to make den building teams using our House Teams which would be on a rota so we could collaborate with different children across school. We are really looking forward to getting to know each other better using the equipment.
We also had the idea of introducing 'Dengineers' who would oversee the equipment being reset at the end of each day. We will be looking out for children who are being excellent role models with the equipment in the coming weeks who might be able to take on this role!