Antarctica - Primary

The resources support the study of Antarctica at KS2. Please refer to the Teacher's Notes [Word] [Pdf] for suggestions on how to use the resources.

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Key questions

Learning objectives

Resources

Geography
2a, 2c, 2d, 2e, 3b, 3d

Where is it?

To understand the significance of the location of Antarctica

Map of Antarctica
[Word] [Pdf]

Geography
1a, 1b, 1c, 1e, 2a, 2c, 2d, 2f, 3a, 3f, 4a, 5a, 5b

ICT
1b, 1c, 2b, 2c

English reading
3a-e

English writing
1, 2, 7, 9

What would it be like to visit Antarctica?

To understand the main climatic features of Antarctica, and appreciate the differences between the climate in the UK and Antarctica.
To recognise and identify characteristics and physical features in Antarctica

Landscape and Process [Word] [Pdf]

Field Scientist's Summer Diary
[Word] [Pdf]

Field Scientist's Winter Diary [Word] [Pdf]

Views of Antarctica
[Word] [Pdf]

History
1a, 1b, 2a, 2b, 2c, 2d, 3, 4a, 4b, 5a, 5b, 5c

English reading
3a-e

English writing
1, 2, 7, 9

Why was there the great race to the Pole?

To appreciate the challenge of being the first in history to reach the South Pole in an historical context and understand the importance of scientific research and discovery at the time.

Due South [Word] [Pdf]

Exploration in Antarctica
[Word] [Pdf]

 

Science
Life Processes and living things
1a, 1b, 1c, 3a, 3b, 3c, 5

ICT
1a, 1b, 1c, 2a, 2b, 2c, 3a, 3b

How have humans used and responded to the area?

To identify, explain and compare the range of ways in which humans have used and responded to the Antarctic

Science
[Word] [Pdf]
Whaling
[Word] [Pdf]
Tourism
[Word] [Pdf]
Plan your research activity
[Word] [Pdf]

Geography
1d, 1e, 2f, 2g, 4a, 4b, 5a, 5b

Citizenship
Unit 2 Choices
2a, 2e, 2f, 2j

PSHE
1a, 2a, 2b, 2d, 2h, 2j

English speaking and listening
1,2, 3

ICT
1a, 1b, 1c, 2a, 2b, 2c, 3a, 3b

What does the future hold for Antarctica?

To understand the complexity of the future demands on Antarctica

Impacts on the Antarctic [Word] [Pdf]

Building a global highway
[Word] [Pdf]