United States of America

Year 5 have been busy finishing their learning about North America in Geography.

We explored time zones and begun to understand why these were needed. We learnt that because the Earth spins on it’s axis (24hours), some of the world would be dark and the other side would be light! Therefore, on the dark side it needs to be a time when people are sleeping and on the light side, it needs to be daytime. Year 5 have given some reasons for this and worked out different time zones around the world. Have a look!

Then we compared the American state of New York to Nottingham. We watched a video showing us the human and physical features of New York and created a Venn-diagram to see the similarities and differences between NYC and Nottingham.

Take a look at what we found…