This term Year 5 have thoroughly enjoyed the USA topic we have been studying. We have focussed on the geographical and physical features of the country including looking at what natural disasters occur and the reasons they are more likely to occur in certain areas. We carried out research into California and considered whether it was really the Golden state? Children enjoyed linking in their maths learning to our topic for example rounding the population of each state to the nearest 10,000 and identifying an annual average temperature for each state. They also carried out independent research into Influential Black Americans in preparation for a presentation on our USA day on the last day of term. In English they designed leaflet for a tourist company promoting the tourist attractions within the USA.
Ms Symeou – October 2014