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Year 1

Autumn Half Term 2 - Bright Light, Big City

 

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.

 

Help your child prepare for their project

 

Discuss the Royal family with your child and draw a family tree. Create a family tree of your own family. Find a map of the United Kingdom and find all the major town and cities. Draw a simple map of your home and use positional language and directional language to locate ‘treasure’ you have hidden. Study maps of the world and locate capital cities. Compare each city to London. How similar and different are they?

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