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Australia topic drawing to an end

Posted: 15th October 2014 | Category: Year 1, Year 2

This fortnight Year One and Two have continued learning about Australia. We have been learning about the Great Barrier Reef. We have been busy making fish using a variety of mediums. We have been learning about what coral is and the different types of sea creatures that can be found in the Great Barrier Reef. The children were particularly amazed by the fact that the Great Barrier Reef  is so big it can actually be seen from space. It is roughly equal to the size of 70 million football fields!

In addition to learning about the Great Barrier Reef, we have also been learning about the explorer Captain James Cook who discovered Australia over 250 years ago.

Our didgeridoos are now all complete and our Australia topic is drawing to an end. It has been a fun topic which the children have really enjoyed. Our new topic for next half term will be 'Shine! Shine! Shine!'. We look forward to exploring festivals of light, lighthouses, electricity and the history of light sources.

Happy half term, everyone!

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