During last term I worked with year groups 3 & 4 on the theme of habitats. The children researched their chosen animal and its surroundings and put their data into a small handmade book which they could personalise. Some children worked in groups of two/three.
To make the 3D collage of their chosen animal the children used an old box for the habitat and decorated it accordingly. To sculpt the animals, newspaper was shaped and taped in place then covered with paper maché. Once dried the animals were painted and placed in position in their respective boxes.
This project really engaged the children, there was much excitement & fun during the making, then at the end pride and sense of achievement.
Unfortunately we did run out of time for this project and some children didn’t completely finish the decorating of their boxes, which was a shame.