This term the children in Class 1 have been learning about the United Kingdom. They have worked very hard, locating each of the four countries on a map, listening to the national anthems, finding out lots of facts and sharing their own personal experiences.
To celebrate the end of this topic we have been doing lots of fun things. We have listened to traditional music and had a go at Morris dancing and highland dancing - we all decided that it is much more difficult than it looks but lots of fun! The children particularly enjoyed watching highlights from last year’s Scottish Highland Games whilst eating a piece of shortbread - they got so excited when one contestant managed to flip the caber right over! We have also tried Welsh cakes, Irish soda bread and English scones with jam and cream. To finish the week we will be playing some traditional games from each country.
Although this is the end of our topic on the United Kingdom, we would still like the children to tell us about the places they visit in the UK during the holidays and at weekends so that we can find them on the map. Photographs and postcards would also be much appreciated to add to our display.