Learn about the seas around the UK and the oceans and continents of the world. Investigate waves. Inspired by J. M. W. Turner, create watercolour sea-storm collages.
Find out about how life is adapted to living in the Atlantic. Understand waterproofing, study how pattern is used for camouflage and understand about food chains. Create a sculpture of ocean creatures and plants.
Discover the Pacific Ocean and the Great Barrier Reef. Make diagrams of food chains, role-play an underwater expedition, make films about sea creatures. Use different techniques for a Great Barrier Reef display.
Inspired by mythological sea creatures, listen to sounds of the sea to write a poem. Use the voyage of Odysseus to create a sequence of sounds about his journey. Storyboard and perform movements inspired by Odysseus.
Write a poem inspired by a message in a bottle from a shipwrecked sailor. Develop map reading skills and knowledge of compass points. Create treasure island models.
Research voyage lengths, regattas and seafarers. Write journal entries, use code, compose telegram and construct boats. Carry out floatation experiments.
Enter the world of Darwin. Research the Galapagos for a fact-file. Learn about adaptation. Collect plant samples and make sketches. Make a documentary about Darwin.