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Italy and Kazakhstan

26 Jan 2022



This week, we have finished our work on Geography. Our focus has been the question: "Is it better to be too hot or too cold?" They have really enjoyed exploring this question in lots of detail. We have covered so much from weather types and patterns to hot and cold countries. This week, we have examined two accounts of people living very different lives, one was from a man called Mark who lived in Italy and the other was from Eva, a lady who lived in Kazakhstan. We thought about how the weather impacted their daily lives and considered how they had adapted. In Italy, Mark said that it can get so hot that it can melt the tarmac on the roads! And in Kazakhstan, Eva said that the floor freezes over so you have to walk on ice.
 

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The children spent time researching these two countries, identifying them on maps and finding out more about life there. They used a range of resources, including maps, books and laptops. Here is some of the facts they found:

  • The hottest month in Italy is August where it can be 38 to 42 degrees. 
  • In Kazakhstan, it can reach minus 15 to 20 in the winter. 
  • In Kazakhstan, common animals include lynx, cnow leopard, pallas cat and antelopes.
  • In Italy, common animals are lynx, brown bear and fallow deer.

In RE, we have been learning all about who a muslim is and what they believe. The children have amazed us all with how well they have remembered and applied their knowledge. The children began to make comparisons between christianity and islam. We started this by looking at religious buildings. The children looked at images of a church and a mosque, identifying the key features and comparing these. They found lots of similarities and differences between the two which they wrote down on a comparison table. The children have already learnt about the features of a mosque: the dome , minaret, Mihrab and minbar.

 

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From next week, we are looking at religious celebrations which I'm sure they are going to enjoy as lots of them have started to question this. 

Next week, we would like to invite Isaac D, Harry, Luke, Billy and Hugo to share. We are still focusing on our big question: what lies above and beneath our feet?

Have a lovely weekend. 
Miss Thewsey and Mrs Micklefield

 
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