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Autumn - Where on earth are we?
Not in this unit
English: writing text for a picture book or to recount as a story without words: writing game rules; listening to how John Harrison solved the problem of longitude
Maths: learning about scale, direction and compass points; learning about properties of a sphere; time and the 24-hour clock; angles
Science: seeing the Earth from space
Art & design: making a papier-mâché globe; an invented game
Computing: writing a new game Design & technology: making a papier-mâché globe; inventing a game.
Spring - Is climate cool?
Children will use, read, learn to extract information from a wide variety of maps of the world (accessible on the Internet) and interpret them. They will build on the previous Unit: Where On Earth Are We?
Organise a visit to a deciduous forest or woodland and find out about the native trees of our temperate forest biome. Try to arrange a talk from a park or countryside ranger to discover more about the issues affecting the flora, fauna and countryside of, or near/nearest to, your local area.
English: reading factual information; recording factual information in writing, on a diagram; writing a case study, a script; discussing ideas and information; practising presentation skills; speaking in an interview
Maths: learning about temperature; measuring in millimetres
Science: researching plant and animal habitats; learning about temperature, plant and animal life.
Art & design: creating a wall collage of visual material, an informational poster
Computing: writing a PowerPoint presentation.
Summer - Do you like to be beside the seaside?
This unit includes opportunities for fieldwork such as a fieldtrip to a coastal area
English: using descriptive language; using persuasive writing
Science: learning about beach, cliff and sea habitats
Art & Design: designing and creating posters and presentations to promote a coastal location
Computing: using Google Earth to explore the world
Music: singing a song about the seaside