A community is a group of people living or working together in the same area. People in communities might go to the same schools, shop in the same stores and do the same things. They also help each other and solve problems together.
We began the lesson by ripping a piece of paper in half - 1 piece of paper ripped easily. We then tried ripping a pile of sheets of paper, this was much more difficult! The pieces of paper worked together to create one strong thing, much like people in a community work together and support each other to be stronger.
We discussed what communities we are a part of...
..And we considered our roles and responsibilities within our local community.
We then designed our very own dream communities, drawing a map of all the parts of the community which are important to us. We thought about many elements including what jobs there are in our community, what entertainment there is (what people of all generations would enjoy), keeping our community safe.
Here are some examples of what the children came up with...