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Spring Term 1

This half term our explore topic question is 'Should the planet be hot or cold?' In Geography we will be learning about the world's seven continents and five oceans, as well as locating hot and cold areas of the world in relation to the equator and the North and South poles. Alongside this we will be developing our map skills by using aerial photographs to recognise human and physical features. We will be placing a specific focus on the climate/features of Australia to help us identify similarities and differences between hot and cold places.


In Geography we have been learning about the world's seven continents and five oceans. Miss Ashbolt asked us to use the resources in our classroom to help us find out what these are. We used the computers to complete some research, we found some books that gave us loads of information about different countries, and we even used the maps on our working wall and a giant globe to help us identify where the different continents and oceans are. We found out that Australia is on the other side of the world to the United Kingdom! From here we had to plot the continents and oceans onto a map of our own. 


Our book for our new English unit is 'Big Bear Little Brother' by Carl Norac. Over the coming weeks we will be writing our own winter poems, requiring us to extend our vocabulary. To help us with this we went on a winter walk around our school gardens. It was very frosty! We made notes of different adjectives that we could use to describe the cold, harsh environment, and then shared our ideas so that we could make a class mind map. Alongside this we looked at the emotions that the main characters were feeling at different points in the story. We can't wait to write our own poems!