This week has seen all of Year 3 head over to Bangsar to
investigate how land is used in the area known as Lucky Garden.
This area was chosen so that we could compare land use in a residential area with land use around our school campus. The children were armed with route maps and questionnaires and set off around the area – they were able to recognise the reason for many of the retail and service businesses that were there as well as make suggestions for how to make Lucky Garden a safer place for pedestrians.
As Lucky Gardens is the site of Bangsar’s daily wet market,
the children were able to explore this and find out what is sold in a wet
market and discuss why Lucky Garden might be a good location for one. The stall owners were very friendly and
encouraged the students to take lots of photos – especially the fishmonger, who
loved showing off the baby sharks!
After a great deal of walking in the morning sun, the
children were treated to a delicious pizza lunch at Sarpino’s, which I am sure
for many was the highlight of the day!
We will finish off this unit of work by designing our own
community, making large scale maps to represent all of the different forms of
land use that a community may need.
Year 3 Teacher