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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 fascinating underwater world of the Pacific Ocean and the Great Barrier Reef. Make maps and create diagrams of food chains, role-play an underwater expedition, make short documentaries about researched creatures. Finally use colour-wash and 3D sculpture techniques to create a Great Barrier Reef display.
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.
Research information about the Pacific Ocean and create simple maps.
Explore the habitats specific to the Pacific Ocean and the Great Barrier Reef; Create food chains of the creatures living within the reef.
Role-play an underwater expedition to the Great Barrier Reef; Research a creature you might find there and then create a short documentary about it.
Use colour-wash and 3D sculpture techniques to create a Great Barrier Reef display.
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