We have begun our new topic this term on the theme of survival and exploration. We have learnt of the story of Sir Robert Scott and his tragic efforts to get to the South Pole first in 1912. He lost the race to a Norwegian called Amundsen and sadly also lost his life when he got caught in a snow blizzard. We wrote some newspaper articles as journalists who were part of the search party who found them.
We explored their journey route and the conditions of Antarctica and decided the expedition must have been hard because of the weather, lack of food supplies, freezing temperatures (-49 degrees!!!!) and mountainous terrain.
How would you survive?
What would you pack to go on a trip to Antarctica and why?
Do you think Shakleton survived? (Find out in year 6's blogs)
What kind of qualities would Shakleton need to be a good leader?
Follow Shakleton's journey with his ship the Endurance using the BBC: