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Begin to understand the effects of climate change. Consider how we can combat these changes and create a class eco-code. Perform a class assembly about Antarctica, penguins and climate change.

Session 1 Footprints to Antarctica

Objectives

Geography

  • Use simple compass directions and directional language, describe the location of features and routes on a map, use symbols in a key.
  • Name and locate the world’s 7 continents.

English

  • Use spoken language to develop understanding through speculating, hypothesising, imagining and exploring ideas.

Teaching and Activities

Inspired by a lost penguin, find out information about Antarctica and the penguins who live there.

Teaching Outcomes
To understand how to use a simple map, and locate Antarctica.
To use discussion and imagination to develop ideas.

Children will:

  • Use compass directions and directional language.
  • Describe routes on a map and use symbols in a key.
  • Name and locate the continent Antarctica.
  • Use discussion and imagination to develop ideas.

You Will Need

  • A compass
  • Atlases
  • Lost and Found by Oliver Jeffers

Session 2 Inside the Freezer

Objectives

Geography

  • Identify the location of hot and cold areas of the world in relation to the Equator and the North and South Poles.
  • Use globes and atlases to name and locate the world’s 7 continents.

Science

  • Ask simple questions and recognising that they can be answered in different ways.

Teaching and Activities

Generate and ask questions about Antarctica. Research and find the answers using the internet.

Teaching Outcomes
To understand the significance of the equator in relation to climate.
To ask questions about Antarctica and find the answers using the internet.

Children will:

  • Understand the significance of the equator in relation to climate.
  • Use globes and atlases to name and locate the world’s continents.
  • Ask questions about Antarctica and find the answers using the Internet.

You Will Need

You do not need any particular resources for this session.

Session 3 The Penguin Huddle

Objectives

Geography

  • Use a globe to name and locate the world’s 7 continents.

Science

  • Asking simple questions and recognising that they can be answered in different ways.

PSHE

  • Listen to other people and play and work cooperatively.

Teaching and Activities

Find out more about penguins and how penguins cope with the extreme weather conditions. Work together to make a penguin huddle.

Teaching Outcomes
To use a globe to name and locate the world’s 7 continents.
To ask simple questions about penguins and answer them using a fact sheet.

Children will:

  • Use a globe to name and locate the world’s 7 continents.
  • Ask simple questions about penguins and answer them using a fact sheet.
  • Work together to make a penguin huddle

You Will Need

You do not need any particular resources for this session.

Session 4 What a Wonderful World!

Objectives

Geography

  • Use basic geographical vocabulary to refer to key physical features.
  • Identify seasonal weather patterns in the UK.

PSHE

  • Know what improves and harms their local, natural and built environments and think about some of the ways people look after them.
  • Know how to make good choices to help the environment.

Teaching and Activities

Investigate and discuss the impact of climate change and think of ways to help the environment. Create a class eco-code.

Teaching Outcomes
To use geographical vocabulary when talking about the environment and identify the seasons.
To talk about climate change and think of ways to help the environment at home and school.

Children will:

  • Use geographical vocabulary when talking about the environment.
  • Identify the seasons.
  • Talk about climate change and things that harm the environment.
  • Think of ways to help the environment at home and school.

You Will Need

You do not need any particular resources for this session.

Session 5 Assembly

Objectives

Geography

  • Use basic geographical vocabulary to refer to key physical features.

English

  • Give well-structured descriptions, explanations and narratives for different purposes, including for expressing feelings.
  • Participate in presentations, performances, role play.

Teaching and Activities

Share learning by devising and perform a class assembly about Antarctica, penguins and climate change.

Teaching Outcomes
To use basic geographical vocabulary when talking about the topic Antarctica.
To describe the work they have been doing in class and participate in a class assembly.

Children will:

  • Use basic geographical vocabulary when talking about the topic Antarctica.
  • Describe the work they have been doing in class.
  • Participate in a class assembly.

You Will Need

You do not need any particular resources for this session.