This half term we have been learning about fairytale locations in comparison to our local area.
We began by exploring different kind of maps and how they are used to help us navigate out way from one place to another. To help us understand how to use maps, we went on an exciting walk to our local supermarket. This helped us see what buildings, places and people made our local area special to us. We then look at what made fairytales special which was castles. Next, we explored the different features of castles throughout history and all over the world. As a result, we used a variety of different materials to build our own castles which we then labelled the key features.
In science we had two problems to solve for Shrek and Donkey!
Shrek was getting fed up of always getting wet in the rain and muddy in his swamp so we explored different types of material to see what was waterproof and what was not. From this, we then designed a waterproof coat for Shrek to make sure that he stayed cosy and dry in the wet months coming up! He even wrote us a letter to say thank you.
Then Mrs Green got a phone call from Donkey who needed our help too! He was getting woken up by the sun in the morning because he didn't have an opaque curtains. We grabbed our torches and material and had great fun trying to find the transparent objects and the opaque objects. We then designed a pair of curtains (using opaque material) so hopefully the sun won't wake him up anymore!