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Pandora’s box

Y5’s are –  again – busy working very hard! We had our Australia kick-start on Monday. Our classrooms were ‘converted’ into the National Zoo of Australia and a Museum with a section where we first packed our suitcases for our ‘trip‘ to Australia. During our ‘suitcase activity‘, we looked at maps to know where [exactly] Australia is – luckily, we had a globe to help us as well! We learnt about the equator and the Tropic of Capricorn. The Tropic of Cancer and the Tropic of Capricorn each lie at 23.5 degrees latitude.



The Tropic of Cancer is located at 23.5° North of the equator and runs through Mexico, the Bahamas, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, India, and southern China. The Tropic of Capricorn lies at 23.5° South of the equator and runs through Australia, Chile, southern Brazil (Brazil is the only country that passes through both the equator and a tropic), and northern South Africa. Australia is a hot country and we discovered that it is Summer in Australia, whilst it’s bitterly cold in the UK – Winter! We looked at morning temperatures of some major cities and found out that in some of those cities, you get temperatures like 26 deg C at 9 am!  The largest city is Sydney with a population of 4,394,576, then Melbourne with a population of 3,730,206 and Canberra, the capital city of Australia, is the 8th largest city with a population of only 327,700. We also learnt about the 6 states and that one state is named after Queen Victoria! Did you know: Australia is a country and a continent? 

Over the next few days, Y5’s will be studying Pandora’s box and we will be writing our own version as well. On the given link, you can listen to the story of Pandora and enjoy some great visuals to understand the story. On Friday we will be having a role play session during Literacy! A mini-play script has been given to all children – [our Y5 Assembly of last year] Each child has at least a line to prepare. Quite a couple of Y5’s have more than 1 line. We all look forward to this mini-play in class and they are allowed to bring role-play clothes from home, which will make the acting more interesting. The script has some ‘humour’ written to it as well and even Shakespeare is part of our play! This is going to be fun! We hope to have some photos to share with you afterwards…please do check back…for more news. 

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