Frozen Kingdoms

Year 6

Unit Overview

In the Frozen Kingdoms project, your child will learn about the regions of the Arctic and Antarctic. They will learn about the similarities and differences between these two regions, including the climate, landscape and natural resources. They will learn how to use grid references, lines of latitude and longitude, contour lines and symbols to identify the geographical locations of the Arctic and Antarctic, and how these, along with the tilt of the Earth, affect day length and warmth. They will investigate polar oceans to learn how they differ from other oceans on Earth and how climate change increases Earth's temperature and leads to rising sea levels. They will learn about the indigenous people of the Arctic, including how their lives have changed over time, and about the positives and negatives of tourism in Antarctica. They will also learn about classifying animals, animal adaptations and evolution, and polar exploration and discovery. 

❇ MEMORABLE MOMENT

Complete a virtual polar expedition.  

️✏️ WRITING OPPORTUNITIES

Throughout this unit of work we will be writing a frozen kingdoms narrative inspired by Kensuke's Kingdom as well as delivering rousing speeches in the style of Greta Thunberg. 

🌳 LEARNING OUTSIDE THE CLASSROOM

In this unit of work we will attempt to build an artificial habitat for people who live in frozen kingdoms. 

Unit Sequence: Learning Intentions

🏁 BIG FINISH

Children will do a Big Finish quiz.

📖 FOCUS TEXT

The class will be reading Kensuke's Kingdom by Michael Morpurgo