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In Geography, as part of our whole school theme of ’Seven Worlds, One Planet’, Year 5 are studying the continent of Africa and in particular the country Kenya. Their learning journey will include using maps, atlases and globes to focus on key physical and human characteristics, countries and major cities; allowing the children to be immersed in learning about this continent. Y5 will also be looking at water scarcity and how Fairtrade helps farmers in Africa.

The children kick started their learning by using an atlas to help them label the countries in Africa.  Did you know that there is a glacier in Africa?


T.E.A.M – Together Everyone Achieves More.

Y5 split into four teams. Each team was tasked with creating an enormous map of Africa and to complete this activity successfully, it was important to work well as a team. Following on their activity of using an atlas to label countries in Africa on a map, the children cut out the various maps of countries and started putting them together using their knowledge from earlier on. This enabled the children to learn about which countries shared a border. Do you know how many countries are in Africa? How many can you name and locate on a map? Which is the largest and which is the smallest country in Africa?

Carefully cutting out the countries.
100% focus!
Starting to put it all together – great teamwork.
Will it work?
Almost there.
Excellent teamwork – different people taking on different roles to help build the bigger picture.

Did you know there are over 1000 languages spoken in Africa?

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