“Were Captain Scott and his crew good explorers?”
In this History-led theme, we will learn about Captain Robert Falcon Scott. He was a Royal Navy officer and explorer who led two expeditions to the Antarctic regions: the Discovery expedition of 1901–1904 and the ill-fated Terra Nova expedition of 1910–1913. We will use artefacts and secondary sources to learn more about their journey and what went wrong for them.
We made comparisons between Scott and Amundsen using statements about their expeditions and leadership decisions. Then we pretended to interview each other as if these famous explorers were with us in the classroom! It was good fun!
For Number Day, we guessed the temperature in Antarctica that day and it was minus 40 degrees! And remember - it's summer there!
We learned about our 10 times table and did our first timed test which was good fun! We completed a fun worksheet about "number of the day" which we chose as 40 because of the cold temperature. We had to double it / write equations with it / draw it / spell it and lots of other fun things too.
Year 2 had a special visit from Felix's Dad who has worked with scientists and explorers at Sandhurst to find out the effects of severe cold weather on the human body. He used his research and app Lumina Spark to explore leadership qualities for the explorers which enabled them to break records with their adventure to the South Pole.
He made this presentation which shows how these polar explorers Scott, Shackleton, Amundsen and Fiennes demonstrate their unique leadership qualities and personalities.
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