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A whistlestop tour of the amazing United Kingdom!

Friday 3rd July | 5 comments

Phew! This week we have been on a whistle stop tour around the British Isles. The children have enjoyed learning lots of facts about each country. Can they show you on a map where England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland are? Can they remember the capital cities and describe the flags?

On Monday we visited England. We went for on open top bus tour of London and learnt about many of the main landmarks including the Tower of London, Buckingham Palace and Big Ben. We then enjoyed a game of cricket and finished our day with afternoon tea, we all tucked in to cucumber sandwiches, scones and a refreshing cup of tea!

On Tuesday we travelled to Wales and learnt lots of interesting facts. Did you know that Snowdon is the highest mountain in Wales and that the daffodil is the national flower? We also played tag rugby and matched up lots of pictures to Welsh facts.

On Wednesday we visited Scotland. We played Scottish fact bingo and learnt lots of new things. Can your child tell you anything about this country? We sampled some shortbread and some of us made unusual bag pipes out of straws, gloves and recorders! We enjoyed learning about the Loch Ness Monster and having a go at a Highland fling. We even got to try on a real kilt!

Our last country we visited on Thursday was Northern Ireland. The children listened to some folk stories about how the Giants Causeway was created and looked at some photographs of various landmarks. We then had fun trying to do some Irish dancing.

Each day the children have been writing non chronological reports about the countries they have visited. They have remembered lots of facts and produced some great pieces of writing. You will be able to share their work on Thursday 9th July before or after school at our ‘sharing sessions’. We hope that you can make it – the children are very proud of all the work they have done this year.

In maths we have been developing our understanding of division and sharing. We began by drawing pictures to help us solve problems and then we moved onto using number triangles. Can your child explain what they did to share or group their objects? This game might help!

On Wednesday we all visited our Year 2 classrooms and met our new teachers – this was very exciting and everyone enjoyed their visit.

Don’t forget that Sports Day is on Thursday 16th July. Please can you make sure that your child has their PE kit in school all the time and has a pair of suitable trainers or pumps.

Thank you to everyone who left a comment on our ‘Pirate Problem’ post. We got over 200 comments and this is the highest ever!! The children were very excited to be record holders!

Have a super weekend.

The Year 1 Team

5 responses to “A whistlestop tour of the amazing United Kingdom!”

  1. Peter Harris says:

    The United Kingdom is such a wonderful and varied island. Sometimes we are rather quick to travel far and wide abroad for holidays without really exploring what we have here. I definitely want to spend more time exploring the cities and countryside of England, Wales and Scotland.

  2. Umayr's mum says:

    Wow! You have been busy! Umayr really enjoyed the tag rugby and cricket!

  3. Laura's mum says:

    You have certainly learnt a lot this week. Laura really enjoyed the dancing, cricket and of course her scone and cup of tea!!

  4. Lisa (mum to Lucas and Emelia) says:

    Looks like fun. Lucas can’t decide which country is his favorite, he enjoyed them all!

  5. Katie NW's Mum says:

    Wow, what a week!
    It sounds like you have had a wonderfully exciting time learning about our wonderful country.

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