Teachers support for Topics
For help with the structure and delivery of Hamilton’s Topics, see our User Guide to Topics.
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!
Through a range of exciting activities, find out about the fascinating life of the Atlantic Ocean. Develop an understanding of how life is adapted to living in the Atlantic. Understand waterproofing, study how pattern is used for camouflage and understand about food chains. Finally create a sculpture of the many ocean creatures and plants researched.
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.
Role-play exploring the seabed; Use ‘sea cave’ feely boxes to investigate using sense of touch; Create a self-portrait as a scuba diver.
Develop understanding of how sea life is adapted to living in the Atlantic; Experiment with oil and water to understand about waterproofing; Create a collage to show how sea creatures use pattern to camouflage themselves.
Understand about food chains connecting the plants and animals in the Atlantic; Construct own painted food chains.
Create a sculpture of the marine life found in the Atlantic Ocean.
I don't know my password