Autumn Term

Looking at the climatic diffences between Greenland and the UK.

Greenland is an island country that is part of the Kingdom of Denmark. Two-thirds of Greenland lies above the Arctic Circle, creating frigid climate year-round. Greenlanders experience 24 hours of sunlight in the summer, with temperatures only reaching about 40°F (about 4°C), and almost complete darkness in the winter, when temperatures dip as low as minus 30°F (about minus 34°C).

The children began looking at the weather in Nuuk ( Capital of Greenland ) and Brierfield. They compared both and began discussing the similarities.

This term, the children will be studying The Mayan.


Who were the ancient Maya?

The Maya people lived in Mesoamerica which is made up of Mexico and part of Central America.

The Maya people are remembered for amazing creations, like their spectacular buildings and beautiful objects made from jade, a rare and valuable material.

They also invented groundbreaking ideas which have helped shape the way we live our lives today. For example, it’s thought that the Maya invented the idea of?'zero'.

The modern name for the Maya ancient city Yax Mutal was Tikal. Tikal was home to thousands of Maya people. Some of the city's ruins still stand today, including the temple of the Great Jaguar.

 Tikal Temple I Guatemala

When it came to farming, the Maya people created detailed and complex calendars for farming. They helped them pick the best time to plant and harvest crops.

The Maya civilisation survived until 1600AD when they were conquered by Spanish invaders.

Did you know....

Almost all written texts were destroyed by a Catholic priest after the Spanish conquest in the 16th century AD which is why we do not know a lot about Maya writing.

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This term, the children will be looking why did Britain go to war In 1939?



Britain and France declare war on Germany On September 3, 1939, in response to Hitler’s invasion of Poland, Britain and France, both allies of the overrun nation declare war on Germany.

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Did you know that The Battle of Britain was named before it even happened.

On the 18th June 1940, Winston Churchill said " The Battle of France is over. The Battle of Britain is about to begin."

The Battle of Britain began on the 10th July 1940.