Harbury C of E

Primary School

To love, learn and grow together

Year 5

Welcome to Year 5

On Top of the World

We are starting spring term with a new topic, titled ‘On Top of the World’ and as you might have guessed this is centred on mountains.

In geography, we will be identifying the features of mountains and will create our very own mountain types! In history, we will be exploring a range of mountains throughout the world, researching famous explorers who have climbed them and the difficult journey’s they take to reach success. We will look at polar exploration too, further into our topic.

We will use our knowledge of mountains to create batik resist artwork, inspired by images from Shackleton’s Journey by William Grill and will design our own hanging beds in DT.

Books we are reading this half term:  ‘Running on the Roof of the World’ by Katherine Rundell, ‘The Girl who Stole an Elephant’ by Nizrana Farook and ‘Shackleton’s Journey’ by William Grill.