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Peaks, Eruptions and Tremors – Living on the Edge

Our theme this term in Geography is based on the study of mountains, volcanoes and earthquakes around the world. The work will include a trip to Carding Mill Valley to look at how mountains are formed and carry out map work.


They will research and write a variety of explanation texts about mountains, volcanoes and earthquakes. The children will be looking at the formation of these natural phenomena and the impact they have on humans and wildlife. This will then inform a debate on why people settle in certain parts of the world, where they could be in danger of volcanic eruptions and earthquakes.


As part of a homework project they will have the opportunity to create their own versions of the world’s most famous peaks.


During Design and Technology sessions on structures the children will first study a range of shelters. Following this, they will design and make a scale model of a shelter for mountaineers or make a model of a bird hide.

Useful information

For Games lessons on a Monday you will need your trainers as well as your indoor kit. During the term you will have some Games sessions on a Wednesday as well.

PE = Mrs Jenkins and Mrs Lomas = Tuesday; Mrs Hughes = Thursday.

Maths homework is given out on a Monday and is due back on a Wednesday.

English homework is given out on a Monday and is due back on a Wednesday.

Spellings are given out on a Monday and are tested on Friday.

Please continue to read regularly and practice your spellings and times tables.

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