Castle Primary School

'Adventure Together; Learn Forever'

Year 2 DR/EC

Amazing Antarctica.


As part of our introduction into our ‘Amazing Antarctica’ topic the children came across some unlikely objects...frozen blocks which seemed to contain something inside.


On closer inspection, the children could see what looked like messages inside. They begin to try to crack the ice so that they could discover what was inside.


The children found diary entries from an unknown source which gave them a glimpse into his adventures. They posed lots of questions and at the end it was revealed that these extracts were from Robert Falcon Scott. Year Two can’t wait to discover more about this famous historical person and the place that he explored!


Big Bang - Amazing Antarctica!

Geography - Compass Directions.



In order for the children to be able to explore where Antarctica is in the world and in relation to other Continents, we first wanted to learn how to describe the direction.


We had good fun trying to remember the compass points, using phrases such as ‘Naughty Elephants Squirt Water as our North, East, South and West. The children then used this directional language to try to direct a partner to a hidden object.