Year 1 learn about the Poles and perform ‘The Rime of Ancient Mariner’

Elmhurst School for Boys

24th June 2016 | Key Stage 1

Year 1 have spent this half term looking at the Poles. We have studied this in a cross-curricular fashion, learning about the Poles in Geography, History, English and Art. This helps embed the learning for the children, enabling them to understand the subject at a deeper level.

Year 1 used plastic footballs which they covered in papier maché, then blue paper to represent the globe. Over the following weeks they added the continents, the Poles and the Equator. The boys then looked at Polar animals and decided which ones lived where. Finally the globes were finished and they took them home!

During English and our work on poetry, Year 1 have been looking at The Rime of Ancient Mariner, a poem about explorers at the Poles. They acted the poem in the playground with Anotida playing the part of the albatross and a particularly effective emerald green, 'mast high' iceberg played by Sam, Savith and Hussain. Mrs Mawanda directed! The following week the boys wrote their own verses for the poem.

Watch our short video of Year 1's performance of The Rime of Ancient Mariner:

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