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Polar Regions (P5-7)

Where are the Polar Regions? What are they like and how are the animals that live there adapted to their environment? How are these amazing areas threatened by human activity?  In this workshop we will investigate the differences between the Arctic and the Antarctic and then complete a series of group activities to discover how climate change and human activity are seriously endangering these areas. We will end with a game looking at the various adaptions which some Polar animals have to help them survive.

  • Sciences:

Planet Earth: Biodiversity and Interdependence

I can explore examples of food chains and show an appreciation of how animals and plants depend on each other for food.

SCN 1-02a

I can use my knowledge of the interactions and energy flow between plants and animals in ecosystems, food chains and webs. I have contributed to the design or conservation of a wildlife area.

SCN 2-02a

I can identify and classify examples of living things, past and present, to help me appreciate their diversity. I can relate physical and behavioural characteristics to their survival or extinction.

SCN 2-01a

  • Processes of the Planet:

I can explain some of the processes which contribute to climate change and discuss the possible impact of atmospheric change on the survival of living things.

SCN 3-05b

  • Topical Science:

I can report and comment on current scientific news items to develop my knowledge and understanding of topical science.

SCN 2-20b

  • Social Studies:

People, place and environment:

By comparing my local area with a contrasting area out-with Britain, I can investigate the main features of weather and climate, discussing the impact on living things.

SOC 2-12a

I can explain how the physical environment influences the ways in which people use land by comparing my local area with a contrasting area.

SOC 2-13a

  • Technologies:

Technological advances in society:

Having analysed how lifestyle can impact on the environment and Earth’s resources, I can make suggestions about how to live in a more sustainable way.

TCH 2-02a

  • Literacy

Listening and talking:

When I engage with others, I can respond in ways appropriate to my role, show that I value others’ contributions and use these to build on thinking.

LIT 2-02a

  • Finding and using information

I can select ideas and relevant information, organise these in an appropriate way for my purpose and use suitable vocabulary for my audience.

LIT 2-06a