Scott of the Antarctic

Scott of the Antarctic KS1 outstanding lessons

Teaching Scott of the Antarctic at KS1 not only offers plenty of scope for developing a cross-curricular theme of Hot and Cold, Polar Explorers or Journeys, but it also is remarkably well-suited to a history-led study . The full outstanding Ks1 lessons and shorter activities provided here show how pupils can develop a good historical understanding of narrative of Scott’s expedition to the Antarctic, with all its highs and lows, and also asks questions about the sources that could have been used to document his remarkable journey to the South Pole. In terms of the government’s drive to instill characteristics of grit and resilience in KS1 pupils this provides a superb context.

A detailed enquiry question-led KS1 medium term plan, graded as outstanding by a specialist history OFSTED inspector is fast approaching completion. If subscribing schools would like a copy in draft form we can email it to you on request.The lessons below all relate, by key question, to this plan.

KS1 History Planner for Scott of the Antarctic topic

Medium term planning and planner for Scott of the Antarctic  KS1

This topic has been designed for Term 3 of Y1 but would also suit use with older pupils. It lends itself very well to inclusion within a broadly cross-curricular topic on Hot and Cold or Journeys....
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Teaching Scott of the Antarctic to Key Stage 1

Those of you who are thinking that this choice of famous person seems to presage a return to an Our Island Story approach to heroes and derring-do, couldn't be further from the reality in the classroom. The topic goes well beyond discussions of bravery and adventure,...
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Scott of the Antarctic: From sequencing to Living graph

This activity enabled children to see how certain events had a positive or a negative effect on Scott's expedition to the South Pole. The children in Year One also needed an activity that would enable the visual learners and those that learn by doing to...
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