Y5 Shelter Building – Ridge-Line Shelters

Y5 have been developing their outdoor learning skills by building shelters using tarps, staves and rope. They learnt how to tie and lash using clove hitches and shear lashings; creating supported and free-standing shelters. They ensured that their rope-work was very tight, creating a rigid shelter that could keep out the wind and rain.

Alongside this, the children used the experience of building shelters with little materials to imagine what they would experience as Anglo-Saxon shelters who had just arrived in Britain. This was great immersion for their next writing project: writing persuasively as a settler who needed land to make a home.