Good Morning Lower Key Stage 2 🙂
Year 3 @ 11.15am
Year 4 @ 11.45am
👇These are the pages we will be using for our LIVE lesson today. If you are unable to join the lesson, please work through these pages as normal.
The legendary Sir David Attenborough has hosted a Geography lesson on BBC Bitesize!
This week, our writing is going to be inspired by his amazing lesson, and by the end of the week you will have become an expert in a habitat type on planet Earth.
Tuesday – David Attenborough’s lesson and research day Wednesday – Introduction
Thursday – ‘What can be found there?’ paragraphs
Friday – ‘Dangers’ paragraph and edit
By the end of the week, you will have a report that looks something like this…
Today, you will be writing the ‘what life can be found there?‘ section.
What life can be found there?
In this section, you are going to write 3 (or more) short paragraphs about 3 different plants or animals that are found in your habitat, and how they are adapted to live there.
I have chosen to write about the Polar habitat. Here is my what life can be found there? section :
Even though the conditions in the polar regions are so severe, some brave, strong survivors can still be found there.
When many people think of polar habitats, they often think of polar bears. In fact, polar bears are only found in the Arctic, not the Antarctic. These beasts are covered in thick fur that acts like a coat in the freezing temperatures of the Arctic. Their coat of fur is also waterproof, meaning that these fantastic swimmers can hunt in the water, but when they leave the water, their body temperature doesn’t plummet.
On the other side of the globe, at the south pole are huge colonies of Emperor Penguins. These humongous flocks of flightless birds huddle together during snow storms to share body heat and help one another survive. Fascinatingly, emperor penguins have a white belly and black body. This is to disguise them in the water – their white belly camouflages against the snow/ice when viewed by predators from below, but the black back makes them invisible from above against the dark depths of water.
Lining the shores of the Arctic Ocean, you might find a creature that weighs up to a tonne, with huge tusks that can pierce flesh – Walrus! Unlike polar bears, walruses do not have fur. Instead they have a very thick layer of fatty blubber to protect them from the cold. Their tusks (although sometimes used for fighting) are mainly used for cutting through ice, and for heaving their giant heavy bodies out of the water after a dive.
Using my example, the plan, and your own research, write your own introduction. When you have finished, make sure you read over your writing carefully and edit any silly errors.
These lists have been assigned to you on Spelling Shed for you to practise.
Your spellings this week don’t have a linked ‘spelling pattern’ – they are challenge words! Can you learn to spell these tricky words this week?
What do you think the spelling rule is for this list of words? What do they all have in common?
There’s another new project starting today – build a board game. I can’t wait to see your creations at the end of the week.