On Monday, the first day back after the Christmas break, my Y2/3 class came in to find a packed suitcase and my passport. We were going to go on an expedition, but I needed them to help me work out where we were going.
Item by item, the contents of my suitcase was revealed and discussed. They knew we were going abroad because of the passport: we just needed to work out where. They examined some currency, a flag, items of clothing, sun block, sunglasses… eventually they worked it out: we were going to Australia!
We spent the rest of the morning busily making passports and tickets, researching some of the places we could visit, and packing suitcases full of appropriate clothes and supplies. We found Australia on globes; looked at it in atlases; and worked out how we could get there, and how long it might take. There was…
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