Learning About London
Locate on the Map
Capital City: London
Main River/s: Thames River
Main Park: Hyde Park (opens at 5:00am)
Flags of United Kingdom/England:
United Kingdom and Flag of England
Housing Styles: What types of housing would you find there
Major Landmarks Breanne liked or would like to visit while we are there
Red Telephone Box – Icon of England (and we love telephone boxes unfortunately they are phasing out and I may not get to complete my black and white photo project we started many moons ago)
London Bridge – opened in 1973 and is 269m long and Tower Bridge 1886 – 1894 Suspension Bridge
Big Ben – the bell in the clock tower he weighs 13.5 tonne!! He is wider than he is tall. Very cool.
Natural History Museum – after many hours watching Night at the Museum movies this was a given she would want to go here!
Stonehenge A piece of history that can not be missed
The British Museum Home of over 8 million works Miss B loves museums
Lake District National Park – We will definitely be checking out Windermere area and the home of Beatrix Potter (the creator of Peter Rabbit)
York Minster Largest palace in Northern Europe Built 18th century
The Eden Project – Learn about sustainable living and interactive displays www.strategyforsustainability.com
Cambridge University – Interesting it is the second oldest university in the English-Speaking world
Aus $1 = .61 British Pound
We visited a money changer and changed some Australian Dollars to British Pounds. (as we needed some ready for our upcoming trip)
British Artists, we learnt about Thomas Gainsborough and Breanne picked a piece of art to try and draw called Master John Heathcote 1770
Authors we know: Roald Dahl (technically a Norwegian but educated in British schools)- We read The Magic Finger as part of the weeks activities. A favourite of mine growing up was Enid Blyton – how I would get lost in the adventures of the Faraway Tree.
Famous Singers / British Singers. Breanne was very happy to learn that Adele and Ed Sheeran are British singers along with some older ones that she likes Beatles, Elton John and Mick Jagger of the Rolling Stones
Food (we are cooking some of the dishes to try)
Breakfast is very much the same as Australia. Cereal, Toast, Eggs/Bacon/baked beans/sausages
Morning Tea – Scones with Jam & Cream or Fruit
Lunch is Sandwiches and a piece of fruit
Dinners – Bangers and Mash – Sausages and Mashed potato, Meat and two veg
Special Dinner – Roast lamb (mums favourite) don’t forget the mint jelly!
Desert: Puddings, Treacle
Vegetables grown in England, like potatoes, carrots, peas, cabbages and onions
Breanne made Bangers and Mash
Aus $1 = .61
We visited a money changer and converted some Australian Dollars into Brittish Pounds
We discussed different power cord connections and how every country is different.
Story involving something about London.
Breanne wrote a beautiful story about a Brittish Bulldog and Beagle escaping their backyard and exploring London. You can read it now Breanne UK Story
Monarchs Song Kings and Queens of England
Crazy Laws – Terrible Tudors
Tudor Sugar Paste Toothpaste
Horrible Facts about London’s History
Other Resources used:
Oxford Australian Curriculum Atlas year 3-4