This geography based topic covers contextual knowledge of the location of the earth’s polar regions including their defining physical and human characteristics. The children will learn about the processes that give rise to key geographical features and will develop skills related to interpreting a range of geographical sources and communicating their findings in a variety of ways.
Threads Environment and sustainability Discoveries and inventions (additional Beech class)
Key Vocabulary ALL Sustainability, climate change, global warming, Equator, Tropic of Cancer, Tropic of Capricorn, Arctic Circle, Antarctic Circle, ocean, continent, climate zone, human, physical SOME glaciation, biomes, Prime/Greenwich Meridian, settlement, distribution, processes
"When we made our own biomes 'Cedan Project!', it was brilliant- I loved showing them to the other children," Jacob (Year 5)
"I have learnt that 50% of the word's surface is water," Isaac (Year 5)
"I've enjoyed learning about the Arctic and Shackleton's journey the most," Eva (Year 4)
"It has been really interesting making links between this topic and climate change. I especially liked finding out about COP26 and writing letters about how to reduce climate change," Charlotte (Year 6)
As part of this topic, pupils in year 6 wrote letters campaigning against plastic waste. They had responses from some very important people!
Biomes Cedar class have created their own biomes. They showcased their incredible biomes. Oak Class came to visit their mini Rattlesden 'Eden Project'. Thanks to all our wonderful parents who have supported with these Home Learning projects.