I can display my knowledge of the geography of the United Kingdom: Scotland, England, Wales, Northern Ireland.
I can understand and use an atlas to find out the location of and information on:
- Cities and towns
- rivers and mountains
- Oceans, Seas and Channels
- airports and seaports
I can discuss and compare information I find in maps and can accurately say where in the UK they are located.
I understand and can use the terms:
- compass positions: North South, East, West
- map keys
- grid references
We had a competitive team learning challenge which consolidated our learning. Everybody managed very well and worked co-operatively on this task.
To end our Kenya topic, the children made their own individual 3D Safari scenes which reflected much of what they had learned about Kenyan National Parks. They were very creative and very detailed. Mrs Williams visited our classroom to see the magnificent work and to hear each person talk about what was happening in their scene. Mrs Williams then told us all about the Safari trips she had made in South Africa and the amazing things she did and saw on them!
Mr Ralston visited our class on Friday and gave a very interesting talk to the class about his visits to Kenya. Through the Boys Brigade organisation and their fundraising, Mr Ralston was able to make several visits to Kenyan schools and children centres to help them to improve their facilities. In a powerpoint he showed us some of the people and children he was able to help.
Mr Ralston told us a lot about the everyday life of the Kenyan people he met and the amazing experiences he had on safari and when visiting the Mara Maasai Game Reserve. He passed around several Kenyan artefacts and Kenyan money.
The class thoroughly enjoyed the presentation and the children asked many good questions throughout. Mr Ralston was impressed with the class and commented on their good knowledge of Kenya and their obvious enthusiasm to learn more.
We have been learning about the Maasai people and their culture and in Art we made these Maasai Warriors. The Maasai men are famous for their amazing jumping skills. The class had fun trying to jump as high as they could on the spot. It was difficult!
We have been looking at Kenyan lifestyles. Most Kenyans live in big cities like Nairobi or Mombasa. In rural Kenya, people live in small houses. Some of these houses are made from mud.
James, our janitor worked with the class in small groups to build our own mud house.
First we looked at brochures to find out about holidays in Kenya. We found out that there were nice hotels with swimming pools and and lots to see and do in this interesting country. The Safaris looks fun! Time to book our flights….
We learned that flights to Kenya were from London. We discussed the different ways we would get to Heathrow Airport in London.
Passport, ticket and boarding pass ready! Let’s go to the airport…..
Checking in our luggage and going through airport security and passport control.
Boarding our flight. The Cabin Crew welcome us aboard Kenyan Airways. The Flight attendants prepare us for take off. Pilot Stable and Pilot Moore talk us through the flight. It will take 10 hours!
On 25th January we learned about the life of the great poet, Robert Burns. We listened to a few of his famous poems and songs and sang ‘Auld Lang Syne’.
During the rest of the week the class participated in map work and other activities to learn more about our country and our culture. When we learn about Kenya, we will be able to make comparisons and discuss the similarities and differences.
Matching Scottish phrases with their definitions. The teams were competing against each other on this task. The children did very well working out Scots words.
Grace and Abigail performed a sword dance