Today we read and agreed to our school internet safety and acceptable use agreement. We discussed the different things we needed to do to ensure we stayed safe online. We used the website Think U Know www.thinkuknow.co.uk/ which explained everything we need to know about staying safe online. One of the main messages, is that the internet can be an exciting place to learn and have fun, but sometimes you might see something online that makes you feel worried, scared or sad. If that happens, tell an adult you trust like a parent or a teacher, and they can help.
We wanted to find out more about the geographical features of the Antarctic. So, we decided to do some research. We used the information books and the website www.dkfindout.com/uk/earth/continents/antarctica/.
Another adventure to the Antarctic!
Today, we received a letter from Professor Alan Shepherd, who is in charge of the research that is happening in the Antarctic. He has found out that we have become experts in Antarctica and has ask us to join him at the Halley research base in the Antarctic.
We went on a virtual tour of the base and discovered lots of different areas – we even discovered a games room! We were particularly impressed with the observation room and the bridge linking the modules together.
We discussed what skills we might need to join the research team at the base in the Antarctic.
These were some of the skills we said we would need:
“To read maps”
“To be a good geologist”
“To be able to cook”
“To know about the animals in the Antarctic”
“To be good at rock climbing”
“To know how to read data”
“To be good at maths”
“To understand the climate and weather in the Antarctic”
"To know what equipment we would need"
We then got into role and showed what skill we had.
Antarctic explorer food
As part of our Design and Technology, we have been exploring what food types scientists and explorers would need in the Antarctic to keep their energy levels up and to keep them healthy. We then tried some of the foods that the scientists would take with them on a long expedition. We tried some freeze dried pasta carbonara and Kendall mint cakes. We were surprised that it actually tasted quite nice!