Is it hot in South America?

At the start of our South America topic, 5MS were tasked to produce a relief map of South America showing the physical geography of the continent. We are particularly proud of the Andes mountain range! 

This week in Year 5 we have been learning about the difference in climate across the continent and discussing why this could be. The children worked hard to produce beautiful maps showing the varying climates using a colourful key and gave their own reasoning for the change. 

It was interesting to find out about how the shape of the Earth and its tilt on its axis change the weather and temperature in different zones at different times of the year. Ask your child to tell you how the equator affects this! 

Well done Year 5!