08 May 2008

Putting it into action.....

We have great plans.  We plan to make a brochure (which is a small book - a booklet, remember? - giving information about something) about a place in Our Local Area.  And the place we have decided to make our brochures about is Chateau de Penthes (a place where people 'play'; and that we can just about see from inside our school grounds).

In order for the brochure to be truly useful, we decided it would need a map of how to get there, together with directions.

Now, we have already walked there; and on the way we tried hard to remember the route we took; we also looked carefully to see what things we would pass along the way.

Today, we sat down together in our newly-formed 'brochure groups' to try and recall, as well as record on paper that route; we would check it a bit later in the day, by testing out what we had recorded.

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After lunch, we gathered up our clipboards and set off, mostly to check our lefts and rights but also to verify what things we remembered seeing on the way.

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You know, I think that first turn is a right.....



And on the way we passed the tennis courts (on our right, as noted by Evie) the US Mission and the bus stop;

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crossed at the grants-zebra crossing.....


spotted the sign IMG_5665 (so we knew we were on the right track)

and here we are.....

IMG_5666 by the gate to Chateau de Penthes.  Ready to do some sketching (of which, more when I have had a restorative cup of Lapsang). 

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