From the Amazon to Annesley:
This term we will be focusing on:
- Locate and name many of the world’s rivers on maps
- Locate and name many of the world’s famous mountain regions on a map
- Begin to recognise the climate of any given country according to its location on the map.
- Explain why many cities of the world are situated by rivers.
- Explain how a location fits into its wider geographical location, (mountain streams and water cycle)
- Explain how the water cycle works.
- Explain why water is such a valuable commodity.
- Explain what a location (open to physical changes) might be like in the future taking into account physical features. (Coastal erosion).
- Explain why people are attracted to live by rivers.
- Explain how a location fits into its wider geographical location. Referencing human and economical features. (town near cities)
- Explain what a locality might look like in the future, taking account of issues impacting on human features.
- Report on ways which humans have both improved and damaged the environment.
Annesley/Bentick mines - Pit Top
- Appreciate how historical artefacts have allowed us to understand more about British lives in the present and past.
Appreciate that significant events in history have helped shape the country that we live in today.
Properties and changes of materials:
- Compare and group together everyday materials on the basis of their properties, including their hardness, solubility, transparency, conductivity (electrical and thermal), and response to magnets
- Understand that some materials will dissolve in liquid to form a solution and describe how to recover a substance from a solution
- Use knowledge of solids, liquids and gases to decide how mixtures might be separated, including through filtering, sieving and evaporating
- Give reasons, based on evidence from comparative and fair tests, for the particular uses of everyday materials, including metals, wood and plastic
- Demonstrate that dissolving, mixing and changes of state are reversible changes
- Explain that some changes result in the formation of new materials, and that this kind of change is not usually reversible, including changes associated with burning and the action of acid on bicarbonate soda
Recording data and results of increasing complexity using scientific diagrams and labels, classifications keys, tables, scatter graphs, bar and line graphs.
In English we are focusing on the text:
The Highway Man, The Explorer and The Children of the Mines
We will be focusing on poetry, descriptive writing, the structure of diary entries and descriptive writing.
We will begin by looking at 'The Highway Man', this is a Narrative, dramatic poem. As a class we will look at how the writer uses clues and imagery to convey the meaning of the Poem. We will also explore how writers use language for dramatic effect.
During the last part of this term we will look at the impact mining has had on Annesley and it's community.
If you have any questions regarding our work this term, then please feel free to message me on our class Dojo page.