Oceans and Seas

Block E - Fantasy Islands

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!

Write a fantasy island poem inspired by a message in a bottle from a shipwrecked sailor. Develop map reading skills and knowledge of compass points. Learn how to talk like a pirate; design treasure maps; create treasure island models complete with characters, creatures and shelters. Celebrate the work achieved in this block with a pirate themed day.

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: Message in a bottle

Write a ‘fantasy island’ poem inspired by a message in a bottle.

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02: Fantasy Island survival

Work as a team to win a desert-island survival game.

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03: We found treasure!

Develop map-reading skills and knowledge of compass points; Design and decorate treasure islands maps.

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04: Fantasy Island modelling

Use ‘junk’ to create models of treasure islands, complete with characters, creatures and shelters; Celebrate the work achieved in this block with a pirate-themed day.