Did you know...
The largest desert in the world is the Sahara desert in Africa. Sahara is only the largest HOT desert as the Arctic desert and the Antarctic desert are bigger, but are usually referred to as polar deserts.
The largest country in the world is Russia with a land area of 16,376,870 Km², equivalent to 11% of the total world's landmass!
Mount Everest is Earth's highest mountain above sea level, located in the Mahalangur Himal sub-range of the Himalayas. It is located in Asia.
The Nile is a major north-flowing river in northeastern Africa, and is the longest river in Africa and the disputed longest river in the world, as the Brazilian government says that the Amazon River is longer than the Nile.
Angel Falls is a waterfall in Venezuela. It is the world's highest uninterrupted waterfall, with a height of 979 meters and a plunge of 807 m.
The best of the best...
Captain Robert Falcon Scott CVO was a Royal Navy officer and explorer who led two expeditions to the Antarctic regions: the Discovery expedition of 1901–1904 and the ill-fated Terra Nova expedition of 1910–1913.
Year 1 have been using our new world map on the playground to help them locate the different continents of the world.
Year 1 conducting fieldwork in the local area
What the children say...
"I really liked looking at different types of houses. It was really fun when we went out onto the streets to spot the different types of houses we had been looking at in class." - Maddison , Year 1
"I love learning about volcanoes and earthquakes, I have found it really interesting." - Rosie, Year 5