All Around the World!
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Creative Context Day
A Trip to Istanbul!
This week we began our new adventure. We met out new Story character Tom and we following him to Istanbul to meet his Grandma. She had sent us a postcard saying that she was going on a trip around the world and she asked if we would like to join her. She told us that she had bought a magic carpet and that she was going to fly to lots of different countries. Before we could join her on the adventure we all needed to create our own passports.
Human and Physical Features
Once we had returned from our trip to Istanbul, we decided to look at bit closer to home and we studied the city of Leeds. We found where Leeds was on a map and we looked at the different things that we could see located on the map. we sorted these things under two headings... human features and physical features. We learnt that human features are things that are man-made by humans (e.g. bridges and roads) and that physical features are naturally formed (e.g. rivers and hills). The children really loved using the maps to create their two lists.
Later in the week the children are going to using their knowledge of Leeds to write an advert persuading people to come and visit the city.
Materials from around the world...
This week the children have been investigating and evaluating different materials. They have also been looking at how materials are made in the UK and how this differs from other countries around the world. The children sorted a range of materials into different categories related to how they had been made e.g. weaved, knitted or felted. A technique that the children looked closely at was an Indian weaving technique. This is because we are going to be weaving our own magic carpets! Great work.