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Urban Pioneers


Hop on the bus and take a trip downtown, where the lights are bright, and every street has a story to tell.

This half term, we’ll be thinking about our local town and looking at important buildings. We’ll photograph urban art including graffiti, murals and statues. Using digital mapping tools, we’ll identify streets and buildings. We’ll investigate cities around the world and find out how they’ve changed over time.
We’ll have questions for you about where you work or places you often visit, and we’ll present the data we have collected.
As part of our design work, we’ll build a model urban landscape, create dramatic light effects and find out how light is
used to keep people safe at night.
At the end of the topic, we’ll create a sign for our town, thinking about imaginative wording and appealing colours. 

Help your child prepare for their project

Take a trip to the city! Why not photograph interesting buildings and make a scrapbook? You could also research urban
artists and add your favourite images to your scrapbook. Alternatively, you could visit a churchyard to go gargoyle
spotting! Take photographs and try to recreate them at home using modelling materials.