Year 6 are researching different desert environments as part of our geography learning. We started by sharing our ideas about what is meant by a desert. Descriptions such as hot and dry conditions were mentioned.
The pupils were surprised to learn that the arctic is also considered a desert. This is because the landscape is so barren and there is little natural life.
Some research then took place with each pupil learning more about a specific region. One of the students was keen to share his knowledge about the Atacama Desert in Chile. We were told that it hasn’t rained here for over 400 years!
Some new vocabulary was introduced with words such as dune, parched and drought. One of the Year 6 class members was able to share his experience of riding a camel whilst on a family holiday.