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Summer – Let's make a Difference

In the Summer Term, our topic is ‘Let’s make a difference’!

We study inspirational world changers such as Malala Yousafzai and Boyan Slat and write our own persuasive letters to make a positive change to our world. We will research and write our own non-chronological report on a topic of choice, from single use plastic, light pollution, ocean pollution and waste management and recycling. We visit Ford Materials Recycling Facility where we learn all about recycling in West Sussex. Year 5 hold their own Enterprise sale where we design and make our own products, with a recycled element. We keep track of our costings and we donate the profits to charity.

Our topic ends with the study of an early Islamic civilization (Baghdad AD 900) that provides a contrast with British history. We’ll place historical periods in chronological order, identify what was in the city of Baghdad, design our own Islamic patterns, learn about the mathematician of Al-Khawarizimi and the Mongol invasion of Baghdad and finally identify the achievements of the Early Islamic Society that created Baghdad.

The House of Wisdom had hundreds of thousands of books but the greatest book of all was… ‘One Thousand and One Nights’. This book was a collection of the finest tales in Arabia. Written over many hundreds of years they told wonderful stories of giants, and genies, princesses, and heroes, monsters and magic. We’ll write our own story to add to the book!

Questions we'll be asking:

What is recycling?

How can we recycle?

What impact can we have on the world?

How can I be a world changer?

What is a lifecycle? 

Where is Baghdad?

What was in the city of Baghdad? 

Who married Shahrazad?

How did Baghdad fall?