Living Uplands



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This SOURCE TO SEA free educational resource provides a topic plan and learning materials in three modules, starting with Our Amazing Oceans along with The River Wear, and Plastics in the Environment. The materials are designed to be suitable for Key Stage 1 and 2 learners. There are fact sheets and examples included, where required, and lots of fun activities for school or home learning.

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The learning objectives for each of the three modules are:

A - Topic Plan: The Source to Sea Education Resources can be used at home or in school. These provide an understanding and knowledge of how the River Wear is connected to the North Sea, and how our everyday use of plastic items can have an effect on both these habitats. We need to better understand the impact of plastics in the environment and what we can each do to make better
use, and reduce waste of, plastics. The resources can be used by following this suggested plan, or individually.

B - Our Amazing Oceans: Know that most of our planet is ocean; Recognise that we are still exploring and learning about our oceans and discovering the animals that live there; Understand how important oceans are for all life on our planet; Recognize and identify a number of common ocean animals. Curriculum links: Science - Living things and their habitats; Geography - Human and Physical Geography; Art and Design.

C - The River Wear: Describe and understand key aspects of the River Wear; Understand that a habitat is a place where plants and animals live where they get everything they need to survive; Recognise and identify a number of common river animals; Understand that animals often have a predator-prey relationship within a habitat; Use vocabulary to describe how living things get their energy; Understand that energy transfers through from plants to animals as they feed. Curriculum links: Science - Living things and their habitats; Literacy; Geography - Human and Physical Geography; Art and Design.

D - Plastics in the Environment: Understand that some materials take longer to decompose than others; Recognise how many items we use every day that are made of plastic; Understand that litter can affect wildlife; Recognise that people can reduce, reuse and recycle many items made of plastic. Curriculum links: Science - properties and changes of materials; Science - Living things and their habitats; Literacy; Maths - Number and place value; Art and Design.


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