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Bright Lights Big City

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In the Bright Lights, Big City project, your child will take part in a royal garden party and learn about Queen Elizabeth II. They will learn about the countries that make up the United Kingdom, including their location, capital cities and some of their physical and human features. They will have the opportunity to do map work, using compasses and positional and directional language to plan routes around London. They will research the cause and impact of the Great Fire of London and look at some famous London landmarks. They will learn about other capital cities around the world, including Kuala Lumpur, and compare how they are similar and different to London.

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Topsy and Tim Visit London – Jean and Gareth Adamson

Memorable experience Royal role play
Innovate challenge Marley's trip to London
Geography Countries and capital cities of the UK; Physical features of the UK; Settlements; Human features; Weather and seasons; Landmarks; Aerial images; Locational language; Maps; Compass directions; Geographical similarities
English Information posters; Directions; Adventure narratives
A&D Drawing
Computing Searching the web; Algorithms; Logical reasoning; Programming; Common uses of information technology
History Monarchy; Significant event – Great Fire of London
Music Nursery rhymes
PSHE Speaking, listening and sharing
Science investigations How does it move? How big is a raindrop? Does it snow in summer? How wild is the wind?

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