The children really enjoyed taking a journey into the past and finding out about what life was like in Shanghai during the 1920s.
We walked through an old market and saw lots of examples of old buildings and houses. It was very interesting to compare the old houses of Shanghai to the modern ones that we live in today. The children were extremely well behaved throughout the whole day and represented the school very well.
But what did the children think?
"I liked the farm house the best!" Charlotte
"My favourite part was walking around the old streets" Sophie and Sarah
"I liked the old buildings on the Puxi side of Shanghai" Nicholas
"We learned about old houses in the past" Olivia
"We learned that old buildings were made of wood and they had thatched roofs. People had to make their own bread and clothes" Florrie
In line with our themed learning approach, Year 1 will be using this visit to inspire some of their art work in the coming weeks. We will be using different materials to make old and modern buildings. The children will be using their creative skills to transform the classroom learning walls and will create a cityscape of Shanghai with a variety of buildings. They will also be investigating the properties of different materials to find out which ones are best for the job. Keep an eye out for photographs of this exiting project on our Facebook page.
Many thanks to all of the parent helpers who attended the trip, your help is always appreciated!
Mr Clayden and the Year 1 team