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WHAT WAS THE BLITZ?

(History Topic)

 

As part of our History unit we are going to be learning about life during World War Two. On our trip to the East Lancashire railway we looked at artefacts from World War Two.

WHY IS THE RIVER THAMES SO IMPORTANT TO LONDON?

(Geography - A city in the United Kingdom)

As part of our Geography sessions, we are looking at the city of London. We will be using Google maps to calculate a journey to London from Blackrod. We will also explore why the river Thames has been important to London.

 

We have used Digimap to calculate the distance of the river Thames. We have also highlighted key landmarks in London and have calculated the distance between them.

HOW DID THE KINGS DEFEND THEMSELVES FROM INVASION AFTER 1066 TO THE PRESENT DAY?

(History)

 

We have been learning all about the Battle of Hastings in 1066. We have been researching about different castles in the UK and how they have been adapted over time. As part of our cross curricular writing we wrote descriptions about the Tower of London. Mrs McGrail tweeted some pictures to them and amazingly they Tweeted us back!

Why is Rome such an interesting place to live?

Geography unit

 

We began our Rome topic with creating bunting to look like the Italian flag. Have a look at our display section to see our fantastic work.

TRADITIONAL ITALIAN FOOD

 

As part of our 'Wow' for our topic we took part in a food tasting session. We got the opportunity to try traditional Italian foods such as pizza, salami, olives and pasta.

Why were the Romans so powerful?

And what can we learn from them?

(History unit)

 

This term we will be finding out all about the Romans. We have been exploring artefacts. We have tried to answer the following questions:

What do you think it is?

How is it used?

Who would use it?

What is it made from?

 

 

GEOGRAPHY THEMED DAY

AUTUMN TERM

 

On Thursday 21st September we had a Geography themed day. Here are some of the skills were developing.

 

* We were using maps to identify which countries make up the United Kingdom, Great Britain and the British Isles.

 

* We used the atlas to locate the capital cities for England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. We also wrote down the grid references for the capital cities.

 

* We used the atlas to locate different Roman towns and we then did our own research all about Chester. (This will help us on our Roman topic in History).

 

* We used digi map to help us become familiar with the city of Chester and we used 4digit grid reference to locate different places on the map.

 

* We also spent some time finding out about the European Union and what Brexit means.

 

We can't wait for the next themed day in Spring.

 

 


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