Friday 24th April- Home School

Date: 23rd Apr 2020 @ 4:56pm

A big “Hello” and “Happy Friday” to our lovely Year 2s and your families. It’s Mrs Ryan here. I hope you are all well. I am missing you lots and have been thinking of you all.

This week would have been the launch of our Summer topic: ‘Hot and Cold’. During this topic, we look at the continent of Africa and compare its human and physical features with that of the Polar Regions. Can you find Africa on a map of the world? What about the Polar Regions? Do you remember what these are called?

Have a look at the PowerPoint I have attached called ‘Hot and Cold Climates’. What other examples of hot and cold places can you find on a world map? Have you ever visited any of these places?

In our Geography work in Autumn term, we learnt that a human feature of a place refers to things that have been made by humans (e.g. houses, roads, bridges etc) and a physical feature is something has been created naturally (e.g. rivers, cliffs, mountains).  Over the next week, I would like you to spend some time looking into the different human and physical features of Africa and the Polar Regions and create a poster to show your findings. You could use one side of the poster to write/ draw/ cut and stick what you have found out about Africa's geographical features and the other side for the Polar Regions.  BBC Bitesize has some useful resources that you might find helpful as a starting point. Use the links below to take you to the web pages.  I have also attached a PowerPoint with some more information about human and physical geography and some word mats to guide you in your research. Good luck! Have fun and enjoy finding out about these fascinating places.



Africa Research:

Polar Regions Research:


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