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Term 1

Exploring Europe

Children in Cherry class have thoroughly enjoyed learning about Europe, and what a busy term it has been! We started by designing our own passport to begin our European road trip!

We have located Europe within the world and discovered lots of countries within Europe (who knew there were so many!). We have also studied some of the famous European landmarks, learning where they are, who built them and why they were built – there was some very interesting research!

The children have also used maps to locate and label the countries within Europe, found out each of their capital cities, discovered why countries have flags and matched the correct flag to their countries too!

The children have researched, planned and written fantastic non-chronological reports about Germany, Spain and Finland. They have also planned and written a postcard from one of these countries, using their knowledge to write about the exciting adventure they had.

We have also been reading our class book, Emil and the Detectives, (a story that is set in Berlin) which has been a real hit! The children have written recounts from Emil’s perspective, showing fantastic understanding of the story.

Finally, we have explored a few European artists and created our own artwork inspired by them, using pastels. Robert Delaunay, a French artist, and Joan Miro, a Spanish artist. All of the children have produced some cracking artwork, which is on display around the school.

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