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Autumn Term 2

Mountains
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Misty Mountain Sierra

Mighty mountains rise above the morning mists, imposing and eternal.
During this half term, we’re going up in the world. We’ll find out where the highest mountains are, learn how to use a compass and make 3-D mountain models. Inspired by the magnificent mountains of the world, we’ll complete graphs showing heights, look at webcam and satellite images. Using our literacy skills, we’ll write mountain-shaped poems. We’ll also examine how mountains are displayed on a map, and build a water cycle to look at changing states of matter. At the end of the project, we’ll write stories about the Yeti. 
ILP focus  - Geography
English Recounts, non-chronological reports
Geography - Using maps, human and physical geography 
Mathematics Presenting data
PE - Orienteering
PSHE - Facing new challenges, mountain safety
Science - States of matter

The Mighty Mayans

Bienvenido a Mexico!
We’re going to explore this unique country, from its towering temples to its fun-packed festivals. During this half term, we’ll watch a traditional Mexican performance and join in with percussion instruments. Using our literacy skills, we’ll write about Las Dias de los Muertos and create an invitation to a Mexican food tasting session. In preparation, we’ll make delicious drinks and savoury dishes. We’ll learn about the ‘Day of the Dead’ and create 3-D skull masks. We’ll be playing an acient mayan game of pok writing postcards and clear instructions for a game. Using maps, we’ll locate Mexico and explore its natural features. We’ll discover what daily life is like and how it has changed over time.
ILP focus History
English - Invitations, Narratives, instructions, myths and legends, Explanation texts
Music - Mexican music, musical notation Art & design - Sculpture, Maya art 
Computing - Online research, coding D&T - Food of Mexico
Geography - Using maps, human and physical geography of Mexico
History - Ancient Maya civilisation
PE - Pok a Tok game

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