Our Local Area
The project this week aims to provide opportunities for you to learn more about the area in which you live. Learning may focus on our local area, famous people, key landmarks and links to our town.
Think about your street. What type of houses are on your street? What type of house do you live in? What other buildings are close by? Find out about the local area, what different buildings does it have? How old are some of those buildings? How have they changed over time? Use a map to locate different places. Look on Google Earth. Draw a map of the local area.
Choose a building you most admire in the local area. Make a model of that building using materials of your choice. (Playdough, junk modelling, lego etc…..) How well did you do? What would you do differently next time? What have you learnt?
Get out into the garden, pull up some weeds or help mow the lawn? Does your garden need a tidy up? Maybe you could plant some seeds. What games could you play in your garden? Could you write some instructions so that others could play them?
Time to Talk:
Were your family members all born in this local area? If not, how is your place of birth different to their own local area? If they were, how different is the local area since they were born? Talk about their memories of how it has changed.
Understanding Others and Appreciating Differences:
Research different places of worship that can be found in their local area. Can they find their nearest Church? Mosque? Synagogue? Temple? Gurdwara? What can you find out about them? Draw pictures and label them with any information you find out.
Think about what would improve your local area? What is the local area lacking? What spoils the local area? What could be done?
What animals live in our local area? Can you research them?
You can present your work in anyway you want to, Powerpoint, paper, video-the choice is yours.