Hello everyone, P2C would like to tell you a little bit about our Street topic. In this topic we explored the different things that make up a community. We wanted to find out what sorts of things are around our school on the street so one of the first things we did was go for a walk around our area. We spotted bus stops, road signs, parking meters, post boxes and lots of houses and shops.
Next we made our very own street and the people and the people who live on it. We each made up a character and became little families on our street which we called Colour Street. At first our street was just a road with nothing on it but we quickly made houses and other buildings to make it busy. We have a vet, a hospital, a museum, a garage, a police station, a library and a fire station.
During our topic one of our characters had a traffic accident and we realised that we needed to make street furniture like traffic lights, zebra crossings and street lights to make it safe for all our community.
We also explored maps and map making as part of our topic. We made maps of our classroom and also Colour Street. Some of us even used Lego to make our maps. The Lego blocks helped us mark out the different types of buildings on our street.
Later we got a letter from the mayor to tell us that they wanted to build a shoe factory on Colour Street. We talked about the good things and the bad things about the factory and we decided that we didn’t want a factory in our community. We were worried about pollution, noise and traffic. We made protest posters with Ms Anstruther and worked in our families to think of other things we could build on the gap site instead of the factory. We made models of our ideas which included schools, play parks, a zoo and an aquarium. We showed the rest of the Colour Street residents our ideas and voted to decide what was the most important thing that Colour Street was missing. The result was a school. We hope that the mayor will listen and build a school for our community.
We enjoyed our Street topic and we’re looking forward to starting our next one and finding out lots about Space.
This week our bloggers were Alba and Ben.