Since Christmas Class 2 have been learning about the different continents and countries all around the world. The class have learnt about their own country, as well as others such as China, Mexico, Hawaii and the Arctic. The children have enjoyed looking at lots of photos and videos to see what different places look like and even have a travel agents in the classroom where they can pretend to book holidays!
The class also got the chance to use Google Earth in our IT lessons with Mr Woolcock to look at some different places and really enjoyed the randomise button which showed them lots of different places all over the world.
I liked looking at the places on the computer. I went to China. China is a big country – Hunter
The class have also been thinking about the different ways people travel around the world and some children have been busy making hot air balloons in the afternoons.
We have to put the paper and glue on first. We wait for it to dry and then paint it. I painted mine purple -Kensa
Here are some pictures of the finished balloons!
Class 2 have also been learning about the different animals that live in different countries and the children particularly enjoyed learning all about the animals that live in the Arctic and Antartica! Some have put their artistic skills to use by drawing some great pictures during free choice.
My picture has reindeer in it – Tilly
As a class, we have also been learning about different celebrations from around the world. Before half term, we celebrated Chinese new year in class and tried some different foods from China using chopsticks. We had great fun trying to use them!
The children have also been busy practising some dances from different countries and we are looking forward to showing off our moves to parents in a few weeks time!