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Term 4 - Greetings from Antarctica

Welcome to the planet’s coldest lands…vast wilds, hostile territories incredibly beautiful yet often deadly.

With the ever-growing importance of climate change, it is vital that our children understand the significance of the polar regions, in identifying changes in world weather conditions and the impact of global warming on the wider world.

The children will then locate the position and begin to understand the significance of the Arctic and Antarctic circle, and their position in the northern and southern hemispheres. They will use maps, globes, atlases and digital sources to locate continents and countries and describe key features and characteristics of these locations. Pupils will research a range of plants and animals and how they are adapted to suit their environments in different ways.

Term 4 - Greetings from Antarctica


Shackleton’s Journey

Diary Entry, information text/leaflet, speech


Living Things and their Habitats


Identify the position and significance of latitude, longitude, Equator, Northern Hemisphere, Southern Hemisphere, the Tropics of Cancer and Capricorn, Arctic and Antarctic Circle, the Prime/Greenwich Meridian and time zones (including day and night)


Salvation What difference does the resurrection make to Christians?


Chalk effects for Northern lights using watercolour and pastel techniques


Explore Shackleton’s journey via improvisation, physical theatre and drama strategies. to support writing.

Music and Skills Unit

Create musical ensemble using guitars, keyboards and drums.


Text Adventures