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Cotmanhay Junior School

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Y5 Term 3 Food and clothing

National curriculum content

Describe and understand key aspects of human geography, including: types of settlement and land use, economic activity including trade links, and the distribution of natural resources including energy, food, minerals and water. Use maps and atlases to locate countries.


Lesson objectives

LO1: To understand that our clothes come from all over the world, and are mostly made from the raw material cotton.

LO2: To understand that each type of fruit grows in particular climatic conditions and in a particular season, and that fruit may have to travel long distances to reach our fruit bowl.

LO3: To understand the role of Fairtrade in helping farmers.

LO4: Investigate local products and find out which are produced locally and which are imported.

LO5: To consider how the import of produce from abroad may affect local businesses.

The Big Finish: Upcycle an old T shirt and create something new!


What we want children to know

  • Name where my clothes and food come from using an atlas, and understand that it is sometimes difficult to prove where materials and ingredients originate
  • Understand how cotton clothing is produced, and explain ‘Fairtrade’
  • Understand that fruit grows in particular climates and seasons, and explain where several fruits originate
  • Understand the impact and importance of Fairtrade


What skills we want children to develop

  • Use atlases and Digimaps to locate countries
  • Map the journey of everyday items and raw materials
  • Write a questionnaire for parents and carers 
  • Analyse data 



consumer, country of origin, continents, Fairtrade, export, import, producer, recycled, retailer, sustainable, trade