Economic Trade – Year 5

In topic today, we looked at the labels of different toys and clothes to see where they have been made.

After identifying the places on the labels, we used atlases to find those specific countries/cities on the map.

The most common places were China and Bangladesh. So, we have learnt that the products were imported from China and Bangladesh in the UK.     

 

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Geography – Rainforests

In year four this afternoon, we have began our rainforest topic. We had to remind ourselves of the 7 continents and 5 oceans before we could begin to understand where we can find a rainforest. Once we knew where to find them, we began to look into the two biggest rainforests in the world – The Amazon and The Congo.

The children had to use books and chrome books to work together to find information about their given rainforest. At the end of the session, the children had to explain what a rainforest is and where we can find them. The collaborative learning they did was amazing and they were so engaged.

Ask the children if they can tell you an interesting fact about the amazon or the congo!

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Year 2 Writing in Geography

Today, Year 2 were exploring the British Isles in more depth. They were challenged to use special map white boards to recall key learning from the previous lesson and built on this by learning about details of each specific country. The children were reading and discussing information and representing key facts in their learning books. Year 2 continue to master their cursive handwriting in all lessons.

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Geography in Year 6

Year 6 have begun to explore the climate zones in the world. They knew that the equator would fall in the hottest climate zone and Antarctica and The Arctic would be the coldest. They were challenged to explain why this was the case using a “sun”, “earth” and “equator”. Their explanations and questioning were excellent. Using the globe, we ended up investigating why The Arctic ends up with so many hours of daylight in the summer and darkness in the winter.

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