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Year 6 - Christmas Gingerbread Houses

What a cracking end to the term Year 6 have had! We’ve been designing, baking, building and decorating our very own ginger bread houses! The children have demonstrated superb resilience throughout the entire process as they have needed to edit, adapt and redesign elements of their house during the stages of the build. I think we can all now appreciate that building a gingerbread house from scratch is not for the faint hearted!


We started by conducting market research to formulate our very own success criteria, thinking about what makes a successful gingerbread house. Secondly, we created a computer aided design to carefully deliberate the measurements of each aspect of our 3D net. After this, we created a prototype to ensure our measurements were well considered. Then it was onto the baking, building and decorating of the gingerbread house itself! The children worked incredibly hard and demonstrated many of our Great Binfields values – incredible cooperation, superb resilience and of course, a wonderful amount of creativity too.  

As a year group, both children and adults, we’d like to say a HUGE thank you to Nicola at Ma Humbugs for supplying us with an abundance of delicious goodies to decorate our creations with and for also lending us a beautiful model gingerbread house to help inspire our own designs! We are so fortunate to have such wonderful families within our school community that are willing to support us in any way they can.

Take a look at some of the pictures to see the fun we have had whilst creating our gingerbread houses!