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Our visit to the Discovery

Today we visited the Discovery ship in Dundee to find out more about Captain Scott's first expedition to the Antarctic.  We were given a guided tour around the ship where we found out lots of interesting facts.  We were able to look closely at the living quarters of the crew.

Then we took part in a workshop where we were able to compare the clothes that Scott would have worn in the Antarctic to clothes that explorers would wear now.  This was great fun as we got to dress up!

After lunch, we looked around the visitor centre.  Some of us went into the theatre to watch a short film.  We had a brilliant day out.  A big thank you to all the staff at Discovery Point.

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Scott’s First Journey

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Today Mrs Stewart told us the thrilling story of Scott's first journey to Antarctica, aboard the Discovery.  We looked at this powerpoint she had made.  Some of us wondered why all the pictures were in black and white!

We started to illustrate slides for our own powerpoint.  Some children worked on recording their voices on the computer for a Voicethread about the Discovery.  We will post this once it is finished. 

This website has a lot of interesting pictures: www.nzaht.org/AHT/HistoryEvans/

We are really looking forward to our visit to the Discovery in Dundee tomorrow! 

Exploring Antarctica

Our topic this term is all about Antarctica. We will be finding out all about Antarctic explorers and the geography, climate and animals.

This week we found out that Antarctica is one of the seven continents of the world.

We also found out that millions of years ago our continents were not shaped the way they are today. As a matter of fact, they were not separate continents at all! Scientists now believe that the earth’s land masses were once all one giant land mass called Pangaea. Over the last 250 million years the continents have broken up and drifted to where they are today. Scientists call this Continental Drift.

They also believe that Antarctica was once a warm land roamed by dinosaurs!

You can read more about this here.

Click here to play this game testing your knowledge of the continents.

Keep checking our blog to keep up to date with our Antarctic Exploration!