This week in Topic we have been learning all about Scotland. We boarded Blue Class flights and flew north over Scotland. During our flight we identified some famous landmarks.
We learned about Edinburgh castle, Loch Ness, Balmoral Castle and Ben Nevis.
Can you remember any facts about these landmarks?
We tried some Scottish porridge, some shortbread a traditional biscuit and we drank some Irn Bru, a drink made in Scotland.
We have learned about a famous Scottish artist called Steven Brown who likes to paint Scottish animals using lots of bright colours on a dark background. We used paint, felt pens or crayons to recreate our own painting in the style of Steven Brown.
Look at our super art work !
Finally we looked at some Scottish symbols linked to Saint Andrew the Patron Saint of Scotland. We learned how he died on a cross and this is why there is a cross on the flag. We looked at the national flower of Scotland which is the thistle. The thistle can be found all over Scotland in gardens and parks and the countryside.
We added all this information into our Passports.
Thank you for sharing in our learning journey. Check back next week to see where it takes us next
This week in topic we have been learning all about Wales.
We can now identify Wales on the map of the United Kingdom. We talked about welsh landmarks including Mount Snowdon. We put on our coats and went for an imaginary walk up Mount Snowdon.
Here are some of the things we saw along the way. Can you explain what they are?
We enjoyed trying some traditional welsh foods like potato and leek soup and welsh cakes. We washed it all down with some refreshing spring water.
‘Yum yum’ said Blue Class
We learned about Saint David the Patron Saint of Wales and how welsh people celebrate Saint David’s day parading around the streets wearing a leek or a daffodil as the National symbols of Wales.
Well done Blue Class super cutting on a curve to create the petals
We made a dragon head for our own parade around school.
We really enjoyed learning about Wales
Thank you for taking the time to share in our learning journey. Next week we will be
learning all about Northern Ireland.
It was wonderful today to see how hard you have all been working designing and making your models of landmarks around the United Kingdom.
Look at our models can you guess which landmarks they are ?