Week 2 - London Experience. We boarded a double decker bus and went on a journey into the past. We met Thomas Farriner, the baker who started the Great Fire of London, we learnt all about how the fire spread so quickly and caused so much damage. We also met Andrew, an evacuee from WW2 who had to move away from his Mum and Dad to be safe. We looked in his suitcase to find out what he took with him and looked at pictures of where and who he went to stay with and wondered what it would be like if we were sent away from our families. The day finished with a tea party for a very important guest! We sang the national anthem, waved our flags and asked the Queen questions about her life.
Term 4 Week 1 - This week we have been making invitations for our special day on Monday. The children wrote invitations to the Queen. We hope she will come but I have said that she may be very busy ( Mrs Goddard will stand in ! ) We looked at a picture of London and had a writing competition. We have been looking at using adjectives in our work to make it more interesting and the children have written some lovely sentences. They are so excited and this afternoon we have been making flags, decorations, learning the national anthem and preparing for the royal visit.
Hop on board a big, red bus and head for England’s capital. Yes, that’s right; we’re on our way to London! This half term, we’ll take tea with the Queen and visit Buckingham Palace online. Using maps and research, we’ll locate Buckingham Palace, understand compass directions, plan routes around London and learn about the countries of the United Kingdom. Our research will take us back in time to the Great Fire of London and to famous London landmarks, as well as giving us an understanding of what it’s like to live in a big city. We’ll Skype a school in a city far away, write adventure stories, take a virtual trip to London Zoo and make souvenirs for tourists. At the end of our project, we’ll share our skills and knowledge with you. Our class will tell well-known stories about London, make a stop-motion animation and share traditional British songs and nursery rhymes.