In 1914, a cargo of 99 dogs were sent from Canada to London. Of these, 69 were chosen for the expedition. Shackleton and the crew gave them all names.
Each crew member was assigned a dog to care for and look after.
What sort of people will we need to handle the dogs?
“We would need someone who knows how to groom them”
“We would need someone that is strong”
“Someone that knows how to look after them if they are ill”
“Someone who knows what they eat”
“We would need someone to know how to move them in their cages on the ship”
"We need someone to check they are ok on their journey from Canada"
How would you carry out these roles?
The ship carrying the dogs has arrived. The lead dog handler from Canada met us at the ship. We decided it would be a good idea to let the dogs have some fresh air and exercise. So, we created a pen for the dogs, which would keep them safe.
We then packed the last of our things into our bags and stepped onto the ship.
How does it make you feel?
“Proud to be apart of this expedition”
“Scared about the journey ahead”
We are now on the ship, heading to explore the inhospitable South Pole......
Antarctic Art work
Shackleton took with him on his expedition, an Artist, who was called George Marston. He captured what the crew saw and felt.
We have been studying the work of Sir Sydney Nolan. His paintings show what he saw when he visited the Antarctic.
We have also been studying the work of British artist, Tony Cragg, who uses collage in his work.
Here we are beginning to create images of the Antarctic using collage.
We have been carrying on thinking about our families and how they are all different. We listened to the story 'The Family Book' which talked about all different kinds of families.
We then talked with our partner to say what is the same and what is different about each family.
"They all love each other"
"Their skin is different"
"They all look after each other"
"They are different sizes"
"They are different ages"
"They are all happy"
"They all annoy each other sometimes!"