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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!
Inspired by sea monsters and mythological creatures, listen to sounds of the sea and write a powerful poem. Examine the voyage of Odysseus and create a sequence of sounds matched to events from his journey. Finally, storyboard dance movements inspired by Odysseus and the sea monsters he meets, and perform dance to a piece of sea-themed music.
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.
Write a poem inspired by sea monsters and mythical creatures.
Listen to sounds of the sea; Make a mind map of episodes from the voyage of Odysseus; Create a sequence of sounds matched to these events.
Inspired by the story of Odysseus, create a storyboard of movements ready for a dance performance.
Listen to music related to the sea; Work in a group to develop a dance sequence telling the story of Odysseus.
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