This term, Dolphin class are becoming extreme explorers! We will focusing on planning and executing an imaginary expedition to the Arctic. This will involve exploring world maps and maps of the Arctic, the oceans of the world, the climate of the Arctic and the kind of animals who live in an Arctic habitat.
Our Mantle of the Expert context will be to work as a team of extreme adventure planners and rangers undertaking a commission for a group of disabled and non disabled friends who wish to undertake an Arctic adventure. We will be exploring what different kinds of travel is like for people who have particular needs and we will be thinking creatively to work out how to ensure all the travellers have a safe and successful adventure holiday. As part of this, we will be looking at paraplegic adventurer Karen Darke and how she successfully made it to the South Pole, amongst other extreme adventures (her biography Boundless is an inspiring adult read).
Alongside our longer class read, amongst others, we will be reading Jackie Morris’s wonderful picturebook, the Ice Bear. We will then be exploring the art of Canadian artist Ted Harrison.
In maths we will be moving onto multiplication and division and taking the opportunity to see how this would be useful in the planning of our trip.
This term we will be using the hall for gym on a Monday morning.
I’m looking forward to an exciting term!