We are Street Detectives!
The children in reception have been using their detective skills out and about in the local area. Each day a small group walked the area around the school looking for the buildings and features that are important in our community. The children were amazed to see how many buildings there were and how they are used by the people who live locally. During the walk there were lots of opportunities for questions and to extend the children's vocabulary.
Returning to school the children were able to use the photographs we took as a stimulus for their writing. We also used the photographs as part of our Forest School activity. We hung the photos we took around the wood and the children had to stop at each photo and tell each other how the environment in the photographs was different to the environment in the woods. At Roebuck Academy we are geographers.