Our learning this term:
Buckle up, sunglasses on- we're going on a road trip across the good old US of A!
Flying from London Gatwick, and landing at JFK airport New York, it's time to explore the sights and sounds of the Big Apple. Use your map skills to navigate your way around some of its most famous landmarks and send a postcard home to ask the question "Do you wish you were here?"
Learn how to send an email to book a day trip or reserve a room. Make sure you ask the important questions "Does your hotel have a pool? Is there 24-hour room service?"
Meet the Iroquois tribe; Native Americans with amazing customs and traditions.
It's going to be a long ride, put the roof down and let the wind blow through your hair- we're off!
American Day! (29th October)
Wow, what a day! All children were enthusiastic throughout the day and fully immersed themselves into the American culture. We started the day by looking at the different states and trying to learn as many as possible.
Badgers were then told the legend of dreamcatchers and using different materials, were able to create their own which were all unique and colourful.
Year 4 and their adults then gathered in the hall to participate in different American dances, from the Jitterbug to the Harlem shake and even a bit of Line Dancing! The children all thoroughly enjoyed this activity and there were smiles all round!
After lunch, children were able to make their own burgers from scratch! Mixing the minced beef (or turkey) with onions and then shaping their mince into a patty shape. Once it was cooked children could choose burger toppings such as cheese, ketchup or pickles to complete their burgers. Not a crumb was left by anyone in Badgers after they'd eaten their very own burgers!
What a wonderful experience!
Thank you parents for supporting our day!
Have a look at our photos from the day below