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Holy Trinity CE Primary School

Holy Trinity CE Primary School

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What do you call a penguin in the Arctic?

This term Merlins and Sparrows were asked to go on a polar expedition to see what we could find out.

First we thought about what we already knew about the polar regions (north and south pole, Arctic and Antarctic) and then we thought of questions we wanted to answer.

So, we all knew it would be cold. We designed outfits suitable for the weather and some of us dressed up for our lesson too.


Anastasia        Jiya

We set off on our scientific research ship and anchored offshore.

We used our binoculars to view the animals and decide whether they were dangerous or not.

Were they a carnivore (meat eater), a herbivore (plant eater) or an omnivore (meat and plant eater)?

Chloe     Darja

We then looked at how animals have adapted to their environment by comparing the Fennec fox and the Arctic fox.



We were almost ready to leave the ship, but needed hot food to take with us, so we created soup recipes.

  Jacob      Jiya

Finally we were on the ice!

We investigated it and answered these questions:

  1. Can you see through ice?
  2. Does ice float?
  3. How much of the ice is underwater?
  4. What happens to ice if you leave it on a plate overnight?

Maybe you can investigate ice too.

Answer to the title question: LOST!

Penguins live in the Antarctic (south pole) and not the Arctic (north pole).


Well done Year 1. Have a great half term!

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