-Recap use and purpose of globe / atlas
-Locate 7 world continents and 5 oceans and label world map
-Use range of maps/atlases to locate correct continent (eg. Mexico in South America)
-Use sunshine and snowflake symbols to recap hot / cold areas. Use suitcases to discuss appropriate travel necessities for these different areas (eg. I will take sun cream to Mexico because it is hot.)
-Compare similarities and differences between going on holiday in UK and non-European area and record in basic chart
-Use map of UK, string and flags to locate country and their capital cities
-Children taste foods from each part of the British Isles.
-Discuss, draw and record each child’s favourite meal
-Discuss whether or not this would be the same around the world & what could change this
-Draw on children’s first-hand experiences of travel and differences in cultures
-Explore and taste a range of different foods around the world
-Share produce that could create a healthy salad and discuss how best to prepare and use these ingredients (eg. peel / chop / grate)
-Design their own healthy salad using pictures
-Make their healthy salad and discuss what they liked / disliked
-Name the animals found in the illustrations of the book. Name images of other animals that do not appear in book
-Sort and classify pictures of animals into amphibians, fish, reptiles, bird and mammals, discussing at all times the rationale for classification
-Select an animal from each category and label the structure (eg. wings, gills, hooves, tail etc.)
-Provide images of a number of animals and children to match the food to these animal – introduce vocabulary such as carnivore, herbivore and omnivore
-Sort food for each animal based on this information eg meat for a tiger, grass for a cow etc and explain rationale
Children look at the destinations in Meerkat Mail and discuss.
-Discuss the kinds of activities Sunny might have done on holiday.
-Share a modelled example of a simple recount eg First, he arrived at the big hotel. Then, he went to the swimming pool and he swam.
-Using pictures as scaffold, children sequence Sunny's typical day on holiday
-Give children the adverbs First, Then, Next, After to use in their sentences (orally then in writing)
-Write a simple recount of a day on Sunny's holiday considering the order of events
Children become holiday makers and find out all about the different destinations that people visit on holiday. They write about a destination for a holiday brochure applying a range of skills eg noun phrases and write simple intructions for a recipe. In Science, children explore the different animals found in different countries. In Geography, children compare UK to a non-European holiday destination eg Kalahari Desert. In D&T, children will begin to find out about where food comes from and what they might eat on holiday.