Y5/6 Theme: Ocean Explorers 25.02.21

Our new theme for this half-term is ‘Ocean Explorers’. We will become explorers and investigate the different oceans across the world, led by important scientists.

This theme will be a journey of wonder and

excitement for you. First, we will be taking in the diversity and importance of Britain’s surrounding seas, before heading on a round the world voyage studying everything from penguin evolution in the Southern Ocean, to the water cycle in the Arctic and a lot more in between.


As we move across the world, we will complete missions set for us by a diverse crew of experienced ocean scientists and explorers. Each session is introduced by a different expert who will set us our mission.


For each theme session, there will be some slides for you to look through, and instruction sheet explaining what you need to do and a couple of activities for you to work through.


PLEASE KEEP ALL OF YOUR WORK YOU DO IN THEME AS YOU WILL BE STICKING IT IN YOUR THEME BOOK ONCE YOU ARE BACK IN SCHOOL!


Mission 1: The UK seas with Paul Rose



Our first mission is based on exploring the seas and coasts of the United Kingdom with explorer and TV presenter Paul Rose. In this session, you will need to name and locate the UK’s surrounding seas and major marine features and landmarks, as well as having a chance to develop your map skills.


Work through the different ‘learning checkpoints’ on the slides and answer the questions as you go:


- Slides

- Instructions (for what you need to annotate your map with)

- Activity sheet (map)

- Help sheet (to add details to your map)


Once you have complete the map activity, we would like you to create either your own leaflet to promote the UK coast, or a postcard of a visit to the coast (there are some examples of templates on the slides). Think carefully about your presentation and remember to keep whatever you make so you can put it in your theme book!


Here is a quick explanation and guide on how to work out the six-digit grid reference on your map:








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