Mighty mountains rise above the morning mists, imposing and eternal.
In the classroom, we’ll use a range of maps, information books and websites to write a recount of our visit. 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 and create wonderful weavings. Using our literacy skills, we’ll write mountain-shaped poems and compose songs about the water cycle. 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 and invite you to a presentation that will showcase our geography skills. Finally, we’ll think about our personal ‘mountains’. What are our goals and how will we achieve them?
Help your child prepare for their project
Climbing a mountain is an exciting adventure! Why not research one of the world’s highest mountains together? You could also find out about the animals that live there and how they have adapted to the environment. Alternatively, visit the library together to find out how mountains are formed and where in the world they can be seen.
|Memorable experience||Visit a local hill or moor|
|Innovate challenge||Plan a mountaineering holiday|
|English||Recounts and non-chronological reports; Calligrams; Explanations; Leaflets; Narratives|
|Geography||Using maps; Human and physical geography|
|A&D||Clay work; Weaving|
|Computing||Satellite mapping; Using GPS devices; 2-D animation; Online research|
|D&T||Evaluating and reflecting|
|PSHE||Facing new challenges; Mountain safety|
|Science||States of matter; Working scientifically|
|Science investigations||What do squirrels eat? Where does water go? Can worms sense danger? Why does it flood?|