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Westglade Primary School

Westglade Primary School

Grow, discover & blossom

School Values

  • Resilience
  • Creativity
  • Kindness
  • Excellence
  • Respect
  • Honesty

Learning Challenge

NORTH vs SOUTH - Who wins?

This half term we will be exploring the continents of North America and South America. We will study their physical landscape as well as what life is like for the people.

Where are the continents of North and South America?

Remind yourself of the location of the 7 continents and 5 oceans by completing this map. Use an atlas (or google maps!) to help you.

You don't have to print it! You may want to draw a rough sketch on a piece of paper and label it or simply find the names of each continent and ocean, just make sure you then match their location!

Once you have revised their locations. Can you use the 8-point compass to consider where they are in relation to our continent of Europe. See if you can write 10 sentences, for example:

South America is to the SOUTH WEST of Europe.

North America is to WEST of Europe.

Australia is to the SOUTH EAST of Europe.

How many countries are there on the American continents?

Use google maps or an atlas to help you locate the different countries that make up the continents of North and South America.

Who wants to party in the South?

We are going to start to explore the different cultures across the American continents. Starting in South America! The biggest country on the continent is Brazil. Brazil's culture shares many similarities with ours... but there are many unique aspects!

One of the biggest aspects of Brazilian culture is 'Carnival'

Your Learning Challenge this week is to create you own carnival costume. You can be as flamboyant as you like or keep it simple and design a mask. Send us a photo! We'd love to see them.

USA, America, United States... what's the difference?

We're going to explore the United States of America! The USA has a range of cultures, identifies and landscapes.

Can you create a poster to show the vast cultures and geography of the USA. 


Tweet it to us or blog it on PurpleMash to show us!