Heathrow Primary School, Harmondsworth Lane, Sipson, West Drayton, Middlesex, UB7 0JQ
This term in geography, the year 5 children were transported to the continent of South America. Within this topic, we looked at similarities and differences between the UK and South America’s physical and human geographical features. Children enjoyed learning about the different countries that make up South America and learning the different Capital cities. As a class we then looked at the climate and topography of Brazil and we discussed how the agriculture might effect a countries trade and economy.
Throughout the Spring term, Year 5 students have enjoyed being geographers as they have looked at the topic of Earthquakes and volcanos, within in this, they have looked at the different features of each and located at the similarities of where they are located. Children enjoyed creating their own 3D replica of a volcano and labelling each part. We also recognised the importance of volcanos and what advantages they have for the local communities living in proximity with them.
Throughout the Autumn term, Year 5 students have enjoyed being geographers as they have looked at the topic of mountains, within in this, they have explored and located the world 'Seven Summits', described key features of mountains and how they are formed whilst comparing the climates of a mountain region. Using atlases we looked at the topography of different landforms around the world. We also recognised the importance of mountain ranges and what they do for the people that live in this region along with the economic benefits.