During our Y4 topic of 'Incredible India' we learned about the location and geographical features of India, comparing and contracting tropical India, urban India and desert India.
We learned all about daily life in rural Indian villages such as Chembakolli, learning about housing, farming and jobs amongst other things.
Once we had learned about village life we compared this with life in urban Indian cities like Mumbai. The children were amazed to find a sprawling modern city located in the same locality as a rural village. We looked at problems such as poverty, homelessness and overcrowding in this location.
As a nice end to our India topic we had an Indian theme day where we designed food menus, cooked and ate Indian food and watched a Bollywood film called 'The Blue Umbrella'.