Year 5 have enjoyed a fantastic afternoon learning all about urban and rural settlements, with a focus on Brazil and the area of the Amazon River. We used atlases and Google Earth to look at the Amazon River in more detail and explored the river source, mouth and settlements along the river. We then categorised our settlements into urban and rural. In books, we then answered an enquiry question ‘Why do people settle in certain areas?’ and gave our justifications linked to two contrasting settlements in Brazil. We gathered all of our class knowledge together in our ‘floor book’ to document our learning journey.