Why did the Elephants Live in Leamington Spa?
The children had a brilliant time in Leamington Spa learning all about its history and about a special man called Samuel Lockhart who was a famous elephant trainer.
We went to the Royal Pump rooms and tasted the salty water. We explored Jephson Gardens and discovered the elephant walk leading into the River Leam. We also found a statue of Queen Victoria who visited Leamington in 1838. She enjoyed her stay so much that she decided to give it a royal charter- to which it was then known as Royal Leamington Spa.
A fantastic day enjoyed by all.
In Maths the children have been developing their subtraction skills using the language ‘First’, ‘Then’ and ‘Next’ to see how many items there were to begin with and how many were left with at the end. They then translated this into writing matching number sentences. The children then used their problem solving skills to find missing numbers in a number sentence.