In this unit about the Amazing Americas, children will begin by exploring lines of longitude and latitude; and use these to find locations based on coordinates. They will then explore the continents of North and South America, and the countries that form them. They will also look in more detail at some of the contrasting regions of the Americas, finding out about the landscape, climate and locations of each area. They will identify the similarities and differences between a region of the Americas and Lytchett Matravers. They will also develop their map and atlas skills and practise reading and writing coordinates. They will learn about the ancient and new wonders of the world, specifically those of the Americas.
In this Unit, children take a closer look at the mysteries of tropical rainforests. From the layers of the forest and its animal inhabitants, to the unique climate found in the tropics. They compare a British forest with the Amazon rainforest, and begin to explore some of the conservation issues surrounding the destruction of rainforest habitats.
In this Unit, children will discover some of the many ways in which the world around them is changing; with a focus on coastal erosion. They carry out a detailed fieldwork study of Lulworth Cove and Durdle Door, where they will also develop their map and atlas skills and practise reading and writing coordinates. They will have the chance to predict the future and look at which might change again in their lifetimes, and explore ways in which the coast can be protected.