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What makes the Arctic and Antarctic so special?

What makes the Arctic and Antarctic so special?


Our half term will start with a two week unit focusing on Guy Fawkes and the gunpowder plot. Our learning will help us to answer the question ‘Why do we celebrate Bonfire Night?’ and we will explore why this historical event took place.

For the rest of the half term, we will be exploring the Arctic and Antarctic and what makes them special. In Geography, we will use globes, atlases and maps to locate these geographical places including exploring their weather & physical features. In Science, we will explore the animals that live at the poles and what they eat, including how they depend on each other for survival.

Please take a look at our half termly overview below to find out more about what we will be learning.

We were very excited on Friday afternoon when a mystery suitcase arrived in our classroom! We opened it to find out who it may belong to and discovered lots of warm clothing including coats, gloves and a scarf. After discussion, we decided that the person may have been going somewhere very cold which led us to begin exploring the Arctic and Antarctic! Check back on here next week for more learning...

This week, we have been learning about Rememberance Day and why we remember. We worked in teams to create a poppy wreath, after learning about why poppies are important, and we observed a minute’s silence together at 11am.

This week, we have really enjoyed learning about the Gunpowder Plot and why we celebrate Bonfire Night! To help us learn about the key events, we worked in teams to create a chronological timeline before considering why the events took place and what happened as a result. Perhaps you will share some Bonfire traditions at home!

Together, we grow our love for learning.