Autumn Term: Mighty Mountains
Locate and study hills and mountains in the UK and internationally.
Describe and understand key aspects of physical geography relating to mountains.
Incorporating Literacy Work on Mountain Fact Files and writing in role as characters from Touching the Void.
Keswick Trip: As part of our Mountains topic we visited Dodd Wood near Bassenthwaite, where we were treated to an energetically brisk walk and rewarded by amazing views of the Lake District fells. In the afternoon we tried out indoor climbing and caving at Kong adventure,
it was an enjoyable day and the sun shone too!
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Spring Term: Ancient Greece
A study of Greek life and achievements and how these have influenced the modern world.
Incorporating Literacy work on the Adventures of Odysseus, the merits of The Athenian and Spartan systems and writing in role as King Midas and Perseus.
Summer Term: Extreme Environments
Describe and understand key features of physical geography including climate zones, biomes and vegetation belts.
Including Literacy work on Ernest Shackleton's expedition: diary entries, newspaper reports and poetry.
Earth, the other planets and Space.
Incorporating Literacy work on researching and writing fact files about planets.
Investigative science exploring the impact of gravity, friction, air and wind resistance through blu-tack torpedoes and parachutes. Incorporating Literacy work on using passive verb structures to create formal writing.
Properties and Changes (of materials)
Investigative science researching thermal and electrical conductivity, reversible and irreversible changes and methods of mixing and separating materials.
Animals, including humans.
Discovering the changes that occur as animals grow.
Living things and their habitats
Investigating life cycles and reproduction.