This half term, we are going to be travelling North America! We are reading a book about a little girl who travels America finding the ingredients for cherry pie!
We're really looking forward to travelling to New York, Hawaii, Alaska and Mexico!
On our first day back, we boarded a plane and flew over to New York. We learnt that the best way to get around is by taxi, so we made our own taxis. We looked at the landmarks of New York, like the Empire State Building and the Statue of Liberty.
We made our own flags, cheerleading poms poms, and designed our own American Football uniforms!
We looked at a book called Snow White in New York.
In the story, an evil dame sends someone to kill Snow White due to jealousy. The dame came and spoke to our class and denied ever knowing about this plot, but 4EB were too smart for her and they knew she was lying!
After Snow White has escaped from the dame's evil plan, she ends up in a jazz club. The jazz men ask her sing while she stays there. We imagined how Snow White would be feeling and wrote some brilliant diary entries!
We looked at New York in more detail and found out lots of facts about America, and compared them to the UK. We used our map skills and orienteering to find all the maps and then we sorted them out into facts about the UK and facts about the USA!
After our New York trip, we received a letter from Madison (the little girl making the cherry pie). She said she was thinking about going to Hawaii but needed our advice. We imagined what it would be like to be in Hawaii and wrote some lovely setting descriptions.
We then imagined that we were baby sea turtles! We acted out our journey from hatching from our eggs and journeying down towards the sea. We then used this to write a shape poem in the shape of a baby turtle.