Frances' Class

Welcome back, it’s the summer term already!

This half term we will be learning about Europe through our topic called Eurovision.

We will be finding out about some of the most exciting and beautiful places and the countries and capitals of our home continent, Europe.

 

We will look at: Human features, including:

  • The countries, capitals, major cities and airports.
  • Some of the most famous landmarks, such as the Shard in London (Europe’s tallest building), the Eiffel Tower in Paris, Sagrada Familia Cathedral in Barcelona, the Leaning Tower in Pisa, St Basil’s Cathedral in Moscow, the Colosseum in Rome, the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin and Stonehenge in Wiltshire.

We will discover some of Europe’s flags and emblems and some significant people and events.

We will find out about the vast range of foods and culture around Europe.

We will look at the varying weather and climate, including the differences between Northern and Southern Europe.

 We will compare and contrast the United Kingdom with parts of Europe.

With the help of the school chef we will cook and taste some of the traditional dishes of the European countries we learn about.

 

As writers we will:

Create adventure stories and other narratives based on the human and physical features we study, learn some classic poems from Europe, and write some new ones of our own. As well as this we will write diary entries and create a traveller’s blog.

As mathematicians we will:

Collect and organise data about climates and rainfall and make comparisons. We will also be working with money and maintaining our learning of the other key aspects of maths using the four operations.

As scientists we will:

Investigate sound, how it travels, how we recognise sounds without seeing the source and experimenting with different levels of sounds and sound proofing.

I think you will agree a very bust time ahead!