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Explorers of the UK!


Our next topic is Geography focussed and we will be exploring counties and cities within the UK. We will be doing some fieldwork and using maps, atlases and globes to find out more about the UK!



Today we went to Gillespie Park and visited their Ecology Centre, where we went orienteering! We looked at features on a map and how to locate them using a key, used compasses and then applied our new skills outdoors to find different points of the park! Thank you so much to all of our parent helpers, we had a great time and we hope you did too! 



This week we have also been looking at human and physical features on maps of our local area and created our very own sketch map of Islington. 



Eyes on our Planet

This terms topic will focus on our geography skills, with a European focus. We will look at various aspects of climate change and global warming across Europe and what we can do to support changes that need to take place for the better.


We have spent the last couple of weeks in Geography, recognising different hemispheres, locating continents and countries and identifying cities and places within those. We have also explored endangered animals and what we can do to help support them in their natural habitats. 


Today, we investigated the impact of climate change on bees! We made our own headbands to celebrate being bees and looked at how they benefit our eco-systems and the number of important jobs they do to help plants, flowers, fruits and vegetables, reproduce. We looked at three main dangers to bees; pesticides, pollution and construction and identified ways in which we can help them survive. 


Today we wrote a letter to Jeremy Corbyn outlining the threats faced by bees and what we think we could do as community to help! We presented the letter in our books inside a little beehive. 



Today, we made designs and printed them onto t-shirts to create our 'save the bee tees'. Afterwards, we discussed what designs we used and why and presented them in our books. Our t-shirts will be going home with the children but we kindly ask that in return we receive a small donation which we will send to Friends of the Earth charity who work hard to keep our population of bees happy!  




For our final session, we created minute of me podcasts! The children organised themselves into groups and were given picture stimuli on Seesaw, as well as their topic books. They then wrote out scripts and recorded their podcasts onto Seesaw! 



Tomb Raiders-Ancient Egypt

This is a history based topic looking at Ancient Egypt! The children will be immersed in the culture, religion and politics of Ancient Egyptian society and compare how it is different to today!


In our lessons we have explored timelines and chronologically ordered events during the Ancient Egyptian dynasty. 


We recently looked at the River Nile and the hierarchy and structure of Ancient Egyptian Society and the children produced their own pyramids and facts about it. 

We also wrote as if we were one of the groups in society and drew a picture of ourselves playing that role. We then added facts around it. 


Here is some of our work today on Egyptian Gods and Goddesses!



Today we learnt about the Afterlife and how Egyptians would safely be able to enter. We wrote out the process, created our own spells and 'Book of the Dead' and wrote out little facts we found in canopic jar templates. 



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