Oxenhope CE Primary School

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Emerald Class Spring 1 Homework

on January 20, 2012

To be completed in your homework books, or stuck in when printed out.

 In class we are asking the children to write using a variety of sentence types. Simple, compound and complex sentences should all be evident in their writing. This homework is intended to provide a way of practising this independently.

 Week 1

Research the polar bear, investigate its habitat, the temperature and conditions it usually lives in, diet, where it hunts and any other general information you can find out about it. Then use this information to create a fact file in your book – remember to use headings, sub-headings, bullet points, pictures, questions and a variety of sentence types.

Week 2

Climate change means the environment the polar bear lives in may be under threat in the future. Research what climate change might mean for the polar bears. How can we slow down climate change? What can we do to help the polar bear?

Week 3

Write a diary entry from the polar bear explaining how it feels about what is happening to its environment. Each year the ice is melting earlier making it harder for the bears to build up reserves to last through the winter, making it harder for the bears to hunt and also forcing them to swim longer distances in order to find food.

Week 4

Design the front page for a newspaper reporting on the polar bears, climate change and what is happening to them. Remember to use headlines, pictures and simple, compound and complex sentences in your report. Make the headline catchy in order to grab people’s attention.

Week 5

If the world gets warmer and the polar ice caps melt, more of the world will be under water and we may have more extreme weather happening around the world. Animals adapt and evolve within their environment. How could the polar bear evolve in order to survive in a world with no ice or snow? Draw a labelled diagram of how the polar bear might need to change – use your imaginations and have some fun with this!

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