During the first half term, we will be learning about the continent of North America. Our reading lessons will be based on 'Holes' by Louis Sachar, which is set in Texas.
How many countries are in North America?
How many states are in the United States of America?
Who is the president of the United States?
What is the climate like?
Use the links, to find out more about North America.
The Indus Valley
During the second half term, we will be learning about The Indus Valley.
The Indus Valley was home to one of the world's first largest civilisations. It began nearly 5,000 years ago in an area of modern-day Pakistan and Northern India. There were more than 1,400 towns and cities in the Indus Valley. The biggest were Harappa and Mohenjo-Daro. Around 80,000 people lived in these cities. The area covered by this civilisation was huge; roughly half a million square miles.
There is still much to be learned about this civilisation.
Unlike the Egyptians or ancient Sumerians the people of the Indus Valley left behind no temples, palaces or statues. We cannot read their written script. Although they were clearly well governed, no evidence exists of kings or priests.