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Summer 1

Is being Wealthy being Successful?


Our question for the first half of Summer term 'Is being Wealthy being Successful?' will be explored through the Catholic Social Teaching lense of Dignity of Work and the Rights of Workers, across the curriculum.

In EBL we will explore this through being geographers. We will be building upon our prior learning from KS1 where we explored key physical geography, locating hot and cold areas of the world to identifying the countries which pass through the equator; deepening our geography skills. Children will research the different countries of the Continent South America and make comparisons with the countries of the United Kingdom. They will begin to make links between social and economic factors and how these affect everyday life. Children will compare the human and physical geography of Brazil, in South America and England in the UK, drawing conclusions based upon their research. Through their exploration of South America, they will discuss the inequalities of life in cities with contrasting living circumstances and discuss whether where we live determines how we live. As children develop their own opinions on life in other countries they will explore how global concerns such as child poverty can be traced back to here in the UK. They will use their voice, as Gospel activists to raise awareness of child poverty in the UK, and how we can work in solidarity to be the voice of the most vulnerable in our society.

The children will use this knowledge at the end of the unit to analyse a 2 primary sourced images, making connections and noting contrasts in two different geographical continents. Children will be encourage to share their own ideas or experiences throughout this term, continually building upon our skills and knowledge. Therefore, our 'Golden Nuggets' of knowledge will be embedded in our long-term memories.