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Street Detectives

This way or that way? Where should we go? Up to the local shops or down to the playing fields? Let’s learn about our local community, looking at house, old and new and finding out how our streets have changed since our mums and dads were young. Perhaps your granny or grandpa went to your school or maybe they worked in the baker’s shop?

Making maps and plans of the streets around us, planning our routes, what can you see? What can we find? Whereabout do you live? Do you know your address?

Find out how to write instructions, directions, adverts and learn rhymes all about our community from different times.

 

Curriculum coverage

The table below shows the learning opportunities from across the curriculum that will be taught within the topic.

 

English

Recounts, captions, nursery rhymes, instructions, diary writing

and adverts

Science

Identifying and comparing everyday materials; identifying plants in the local area

Art & Design

Famous local artists, drawing, painting and collaging views from the local area

Computing

Photo stories; algorithms

D & T

Selecting tools and materials, baking, sign making, designing buildings

Mathematics

Time; data handling

Geography

Fieldwork, human and physical features, using and making maps with keys, looking at aerial photographs

PSHE

Belonging to the community; improving the local area

 

Topic vocabulary to read and spell

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house

park

supermarket

school

road

postbox

police office

fire fighter

butchers

bakery

petrol station

post office

library

police station

bus stop

fire station

florist

café

town hall

traffic lights

zebra crossing

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