Oceans and Seas

Block A - Oceans and Seas of the World

Through a series of lively and interesting activities the children will build their knowledge of oceans and seas around the world. They will begin to understand the different environments these represent and how they affect life on land as well as at sea. They will develop their geographical skills and build up their knowledge of food chains, exploration, and evolution!

Learn about the seas that surround the UK. Develop knowledge of the oceans and continents of the world. Investigate how waves are caused and how they move. Inspired by the stormy seascapes of J. M. W. Turner, use a variety of techniques to create textured watercolour paintings and turn them into sea-storm collages.

This Topic is written for Key Stage 1. If you want to use this Topic for a different Key Stage, you will need to consider how to adapt the outcomes, content, delivery methods, resources and differentiation, as well as the relevant National Curriculum objectives.

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01: Seas around the UK

Learn about the seas that surround the UK; Play a simple travelling game to consolidate knowledge.

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02: Oceans of the world

Develop knowledge of the oceans and continents of the world; Play a world passport game to consolidate knowledge.

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03: Waves in the oceans

Investigate the way waves are caused and how they move; Use investigations to build wave word banks.

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04: Painting waves

Be inspired by the seascapes of JMW Turner; Use a variety of techniques to create different watercolour paintings ready to create a sea-storm collage.

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05: Creating sea collages

Use the watercolour paintings from Session 4 to create sea-storm collages.