Why are Communities Important?


The children developed an understanding of 'community' and what it means to us at school and in our home lives.

The children investigated the vital ‘ingredients’ of a community. What physical features does it need? They also explored the people that exist in our communities, who helps us? To help us build our understanding, we walked around Sugar House Island to identify the places and people that make it a community. A visit to the island’s architects, Vastint, revealed that the island isn’t finished yet and the children were very excited to make their own suggestions as to what places would help build a thriving community for the future. Junk modelling was a key component of this project, as children developed their skills around 3D art-making and used it to design their own addition to the Sugar House Island community, ready for an exciting exhibition at the end of the half term.

If you cannot see our 3D model embedded below, please view it here.


Curriculum links


Problem solving and critical thinking

Foundational skills

Taking control of your learning


Care and respect

Working collaboratively

Happiness in body and mind


Creativity and the arts

Expert skills

Design thinking

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