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Spring 1 - Bright Lights, Big City

Another busy term in Yellow class and we were looking at the topic ‘Bright Lights, Big City’ focusing on London and having a slight change to how we learn through a question of the week and our new rainbow challenges. We were soon hooked on our topic when Paddington Bear arrived with his suitcase full of information about London. We came up with a range of questions we wanted to answer throughout topic. In art lessons we created pictures of famous landmarks and the London skyline. We learnt about the Royal family creating a family tree and pastel drawings of the Queen. Every day we had a new construction challenges to build a landmark from London and even directed the Bee Bot around them in computing. We learnt about how Londoners travel around London in our underground train home corner. Each week we made a giant version of a famous building like the Gherkin, the Shard, Big Ben, The Monument, Nelson’s Column and even made two of the Queens soldiers. In maths we have been looking at addition and subtraction as well as place value to 50 and have used a range of various resources to represent numbers. In literacy we have written letters to the queen, compared London to Chesterfield, written our own London adventure story and instructions how to make Paddington’s favourite meal which we got to have a go at ourselves yum! As well as making sandwiches we tried our hand at following a 17th century recipe for bread and although it was delicious we thought Miss Corbett’s bread maker was much easier. We also learnt a lot about the great fire of London, we made  Pudding Lane pictures, 3D 17th century houses and learnt all about what Samuel Pepys buried in his chest. As well as a super London BATS day we finished off our topic with a tour of London for all our grown-ups, as well as our parents we gave Red class, Blue class, Nursery and Mrs Mappin a tour of London and shared all we had learnt.

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