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Teacher Resources

Explore the origin of building materials and discover how to change the future of buildings.

These two resources have been developed to provide fun ideas for activities to do in the classroom.  

Material Life Cycle: looks at waste, where building materials come from and what they become once the building is no longer used. Your challenge will be to rethink recycling and how you can design a house from recycled materials.  

Curriculum links: English, Art, Science and Design & Technology 


Three Little Pigs and the Recycled Houses: takes a familiar story, drawing attention to the natural and environmentally friendly materials used by the pigs. Activities will encourage pupils to think about circular design and minimising waste.  

Curriculum links: English, Art and Design & Technology.


Both resources are aimed at Key Stage 2 pupils but can be adapted by teachers to suit older or younger children.  

Please download using the links below. 


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