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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. 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 created a collage crown for 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. 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 one of the Queens soldiers and a policeman. 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 recounted what happened on 2nd September 1666. When learning about the great fire of London we tried our hand at following a 17th century recipe for bread, we made Pudding Lane 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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