Our History topic this term is about Captain Cook, the explorer.
Below are the series of lessons which we would be using in class over the next half term. You can look at ‘Slide 1’ which will explain the new learning and then choose an independent task from ‘Work 1’ – these offer a range of different tasks of varying abilities. You can then work through ‘Slide 2’ and ‘Work 2’ on a different day, and so on.
There are also many other activities you can do linked to Captain Cook – see below for ideas!
Create a timeline to order events that occurred- you could do this on a computer, drawing key events or writing down a timeline. Use the slides below to help:
Create a fact file about Captain Cook to inform others about who he was. You could include his name, date of birth, where he was born, date he died, why he is famous, interesting facts and an illustration of him. You could make a fact file on a computer or record on paper. You could also record yourself, telling me lots of facts about Captain Cook and create a video fact file. You could research the facts yourself online or use the information below:
Write a diary entry: a day in the life of Captain Cook, writing in the first person as you imagine you are Captain Cook – The Great Explorer. What was life like on his ship? What could he see? Feel? Smell? What did he dream of doing?
Become an explorer! Design and describe your own country that you would love to explore and find. What would be there? What animals would live there? What is the weather like? What would houses look like? Buildings? Is it busy or quiet? Use adjectives to describe what you see.
Build a boat in your garden or your house or make a boat using junk materials, wood, fabric or anything else you wish to use.
Make a smoothie and pretend it’s grog!