Year 1 take a tour of Croydon

Elmhurst School for Boys

30th September 2016 | Key Stage 1

Last Friday, Year 1 went on a minibus tour around Croydon. We took them out as part of our Topic work, where we are looking at our local area and making comparisons. It is important for the children to experience first-hand that Croydon is an area of many differences, both geographically and historically. We have found that taking the children off site makes the learning ‘real’ and helps embed knowledge. The children certainly enjoyed themselves, identifying all the different landmarks they have been given to spot from the minibus.

Read some of Year 1's comments about the trip:

Arjun-We had to find our pictures when we were in the minibus.

Aren- I saw the aeroplane.

Taran- I saw East Croydon station.

Maxwell- I saw the Tescos at the bottom of the Swan and Sugar Loaf.

Rohan- I saw Lloyd Park!

Rishan- I saw East Croydon tram station.

Fionn- I learned that police always stay at their police building.

Keon- I saw MacDonald's in Kidspace!

Chirayu- I saw Croydon library. I've been there before.

Daniyal- I learned about the oldest shop in Croydon.

Jahaan- I saw the colourful building- the Saffron building.

Luke- I saw the whole of Croydon. It looked different.

William- I saw lots of Sainsburys'.

Sam- I saw Fairfield Halls- it has a big flag saying what shows are on.

Areeb- I learned about another tower. It's called the 50p building.

Ibrahim- I saw a train station- I think it was West Croydon.

Hari Om- I saw the fire station.

Freddie- I saw the fire station too!

Mithun- I saw where you can go swimming.

Noah- I saw Croydon University College!

Lorenzo- I saw the Swan and Sugar Loaf where I buy my banana!

Aadi- I saw the bus garage being built.

James- I saw Kidspace.

Arien- I liked seeing everything from the mini bus window. 

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