Year 3 - Polar Bear class
We are the polar bear class! The polar bear (Ursus maritimus) is a carnivorous bear whose native range lies largely within the Arctic Circle, encompassing the Arctic Ocean, its surrounding seas and surrounding land masses. A boar (adult male) weighs around 350–700 kg, while a sow (adult female) is about half that size. Although it is the sister species of the brown bear, it has evolved to occupy a narrower ecological niche, with many body characteristics adapted for cold temperatures, for moving across snow, ice and open water, and for hunting seals, which make up most of its diet. Although most polar bears are born on land, they spend most of their time on the sea ice. Their scientific name means "maritime bear" and derives from this fact. Polar bears hunt their preferred food of seals from the edge of sea ice, often living off fat reserves when no sea ice is present. Because of their dependence on the sea ice, polar bears are classified as marine mammals.
IPC and STEM
This term our IPC topic is Gateways to the world. This unit gives the children a chance to learn all about airports and travel. They will find out about the connections with different places in the world, how to create their own airline tickets, how to plan and design an in-flight entertainment pack and an in-flight safety video. They will also learn about the many different jobs people have in airports, and about the use of passports and visas around the world.