Building on their European studies from last year, our children will focus on North and South America in Year 5. They will concentrate on the environmental regions as well as key physical and human characteristics and the major cities. They will consider the similarities and differences as well as the key aspects of economic activity including trade links. In Year 5, our children will also learn to describe and understand the key aspects of volcanoes and earthquakes. Map work will continue alongside fieldwork activities and our children will be introduced to four-figure grid references.