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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

  1. Where does my school uniform and lunch come from?
  2. How do my clothes get to my wardrobe?
  3. Where does my fruit salad come from?
  4. What is fair trade?
  5. How has the import of products affected local industries?


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



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