Polar Regions: Single Lesson for Year 1/2


The National Curriculum states that children should be taught to identify seasonal and daily weather patterns in the United Kingdom and the location of hot and cold areas of the world in relation to the equator and the North and South Poles.

Children should also be taught to use world maps, atlases and globes to identify the United Kingdom and its countries, as well as the countries, continents and oceans studied at this key stage.

In this lesson children locate the polar regions of the Earth and learn about the weather and climate. Children take part in a polar regions quiz to test and consolidate this knowledge. Resources are also provided so that children can learn about polar bears in the Arctic and emperor penguins in Antarctica.


What is included?

  • Full lesson plan.
  • PowerPoint for the lesson.
  • Polar regions activity describing the location and climate of the polar regions (differentiated on three levels).
  • Polar regions quiz.
  • Links to YouTube videos for polar bears and emperor penguins.
  • Polar bear fact sheets (class version and higher-ability extension).
  • Emperor penguin fact sheets (class version and higher-ability extension).

Files Included:

Polar Regions: Single Lesson for Year 1/2 PDF file.

Polar Regions: Single Lesson for Year 1/2 Lesson PowerPoint.


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