Class Weekly news is posted on this page and remains for the term. While we are providing remote learning, our news and tasks will be posted on our Microsoft Teams learning platform rather than in the form of a newsletter.
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Our new topic is 'Street Detective' - here is some parent/carer information:
Grab a magnifying glass, put on your deerstalker and change your name to Sherlock because we’re going to become street detectives!
This half term, we’ll follow a route around our local streets and take pictures of the buildings, businesses and plants we can see. Talking to residents about the area will help us understand how the local community could be improved. We’ll learn nursery rhymes, write poetry and create persuasive adverts. Looking at photographs will help us to spot any similarities and differences between the houses and shops of today and the past. We’ll find out about the history of our school and talk to former pupils about their experiences. We’ll also study and draw maps, create a model of a local building, draw portraits of the people we have met and look at the work of urban artists.
At the end of our project, we’ll design posters to advertise a ‘Big spring clean’ around school before cleaning and tidying the school grounds.
Help your child prepare for their project
Become street detectives and explore your local community. Why not visit a local museum’s website or any virtual tours they may be offering to see what the local area was like in days gone by? You could also look up at the roofs of local buildings to spot interesting carvings and chimney shapes. Alternatively, read the book A Street Through Time by Steve Noon together to see how one street has changed over thousands of years.