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Information about this half term

Our topic this half-term is called Misty Mountain, Winding River, read on to find out all about it.

In the Misty Mountain, Winding River project, your child will learn about the characteristics and physical processes of rivers, including how they shape the landscape over time, their significance around the world and the impact of flooding. They will learn how to use the eight points of a compass, four and six-figure grid references, symbols and a key to locate and plot geographical places and features on a map, as well as how contour lines are used to show the topography of an area. They will have the opportunity to learn about the stages of the water cycle and about mountains and their different formations, studying mountain ranges in the United Kingdom and around the world. They will also learn about habitats and how human and natural influences can have an impact on the environment.

Please encourage your child to continue to access Doodlespell, Doodletables and Doodlemaths and to read regularly at home.  Please also record the reading they do at home or help them to record their reading and remind them to bring their reading diaries into school.

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Suggested text

King of the Cloud Forests – Michael Morpurgo

English Diaries; Information leaflets; Explanations; Narrative poetry
Geography Rivers; Maps; Grid references; Contour lines; Physical processes – erosion, transportation and deposition; World rivers; Aerial images; Mountains; UK mountains; World mountains; Compass points; Water cycle; Altitudinal zones; Data analysis
Science Water cycle; Habitats; Changing environments
PSHE Interruption of resources
Science investigations How does pollution affect habitats? What do squirrels eat? Where does water go? Why does it flood? Can worms sense danger?