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5w 2016-17

We have moved onto rivers and have been discussing the features that we may see on a river course. We have created a video about the features in mixed groups. Check out some examples below.

River features

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The features of a river

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We have been studying the names and locations of our oceans and seas. You can see some of the maps we have labelled below. Ask us some facts about the key seas and oceans.
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Have you ever wondered why there are more creatures at the top of the ocean? We have been studying the layers of the oceans to find out why.
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We are revising the water cycle. Why not ask us about the key stages?
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We have been discussing the different world climates and have been comparing the weather we would expect to find in Brazil to that in Alaska and England. We decided which clothing and resources we would need if we travelled to certain countries. Can you guess which countries we were thinking of in the pictures below?
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We have been learning about the rainforest and the animals that live in its different layers. You can read more about the rainforest below.
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Spring two will be all about Brazil. We have started by locating Brazil on the globe and within the continent of South America, as you can see on our maps below.
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We have been studying Alaskan wildlife and how it is adapted to live in the Alaskan climate. Read our fact files below.
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We have been discussing and comparing the different climate types that occur in our world. Below you can see the main climates we have discussed and their key features. Ask us more about them.

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We have been exploring an Alaskan settlement (Barrow) and have been comparing daily life there to our lives in Liverpool.
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Our topic for Spring 1 is Alaska. We have started by researching key facts about the state. You can read our fact files below.
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We have used all of our learning about Liverpool to create some wonderful persuasive brochures. They are displayed in school. As you can see below, they are bright and colourful and attract your attention.
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Today we used our knowledge of our home city to plan a day out in Liverpool for a tourist.
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In Autumn 1, we are studying Liverpool and the reasons that it is a popular tourist destination. We have started by identifying local landmarks. Can you name all the examples on our working wall? Remember that place names need a capital letter.
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In Summer one we are studying rivers. We can identify the features of a river on its journey from the source to the mouth.
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As we have been studying different parts of the world, we have been discussing the different climates that there are in Alaska, Britain and Brazil. Ask us what conditions you may expect to experience in a temperate, polar,  desert or tropical climate.
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Our Spring 2 topic is Alaska. We will be comparing the culture, climate and landscape of this state to Brazil. We have started by studying the settlement of Barrow, watching some videos and creating fact files about it. Watch one of the videos on the link below. What words would you use to describe Barrow? Would you like to live there? Why?
We have enjoyed learning all about the climate and landscape of Brazil. We have particularly enjoyed learning about the different layers of the rainforest. Quiz us about the animals that live in each layer. 
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In Spring 1 we will be studying Brazil and its climate. We have first been revising our Atlas skills and general world knowledge. Why not quiz us on European capitals? Or the continents?
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As our topic in Autumn 2, we thought about the issues that tourism creates and discussed how to be sustainable tourists. We planned a sustainable UK holiday and created posters to advise people of how to protect The Great Barrier Reef. check out some of our advice below. 
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In Autmn 1 we spent a lot of time researching Liverpool and designing a brochure to persuade people to visit the city. Here are some images of us visiting tourist attractions and landmarks in the city. Which landmark do you think Liverpool is most famous for? 
We created a display of our persuasive brochures and some information about key Liverpool landmarks. Can you guess which landmarks we included? 
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