This term, our Geography enquiry is 'What is Antarctica like?'
This enquiry introduces young geographers to the concept of biomes and natural regions. It enables them to understand the importance of location in relation to the Equator and poles in determining weather and climate, which in turn have such an influence on shaping the natural geographical features of environments. Children will come to understand the distribution of hot and cold places in the world and how living things have to adapt to survive in such places – the more extreme the environment, the more specialised the adaptation. By comparing a number of environments, children are able to identify and describe similarities and differences between places in the world and offer reasons for why such differences exist.