Trains and Journeys
Our first topic for the autumn term is Trains and Journeys.
In geography, we have been looking at different maps and their symbols. We have also practised giving grid references alongside our knowledge of compasses and directions. We looked at how to use compasses and what they do. Once we had done this, we challenged our friends to some tricky direction problems!
In history we have been learning about the life of Isambard Kingdom Brunel and the work he did. He designed and built the Royal Albert Bridge which is the bridge trains used when travelling across the river Tamar from Devon to Cornwall. We have written our own fact files about him which we are now going to be using to help us explore some of his work in more detail.
We have created a presentation all about the history of trains and are very excited about what we have learnt. We are going to be presenting our group work to the rest of the class to allow us to share our information we collected and create a class display, full of amazing and interesting information.
We have now finished creating our amazing Railway Posters for different places around the world. We had to use all of the different techniques we have learnt across our art topic to create our final design. We are now self and pee evaluating our work to make sure we have understood what a railway poster is and to help us improve our artwork for next time. We have created an exhibition of our work above our train track in our classroom – why not come in and have a look?