Today is 'World Sea Turtle Day'! It's a day to learn about these amazing creatures and what we can do to help them. Read the information and then click on the link below to find out more.
15.6.20 - Sharks
This week we will be learning all about sharks! Are they really as scary as we think? Let's find out about them. Here are two videos you can watch to help you learn some fin-tastic facts...
Now read this information. Remember, FRIENDS, FRED, READ!
Sharks are a type of fish but instead of having bones, their skeleton is made of cartilage. This is what your ears are made of! There are more than 500 different species of shark, including the great white shark, tiger shark and hammerhead shark. Scientists believe sharks have been in the oceans for 455 million years!
What do they look like?
Gills are essential for a shark to breathe and without them they would die. The pectoral fin and caudal fin (tail) enable the shark to move and the dorsal fin helps it to change direction. Sharks have sharp, pointy teeth and if they lose one another replaces it. A shark may use up to 20,000 teeth in their lifetime!
Where do they live?
Sharks can be found in all 5 oceans. Different species live in different oceans depending on the water temperature they prefer. Most prefer warmer waters.
Sharks are incredible hunters. They can smell blood in water from 400 metres away and can hear fish moving from 500 metres away. They have excellent eyesight even when there is not much light so they can hunt in deeper waters where there is less light. Sharks are also incredibly fast. Great white sharks can swim up to 18mph! What sharks eat depends on the type of shark and where it lives. Most sharks are carnivores and eat fish and other sharks. Some large sharks even eat dolphins, sea lions and small whales! Smaller sharks eat squid, lobster and crabs. Some sharks have attacked humans but this is very rare.
Can you now answer some questions about what you’ve read?
Circle one: TRUE or FALSE
8.6.20 - Penguins
Rolls it down the hill Gives it to the male (Dad) to keep warm
Takes it fishing
Let's explore under the sea...
We would love to take you on a 'virtual' school trip! Click on the link below to explore the Sea Life Centre in London. Enjoy a trip around the centre to meet all the weird and wonderful creatures! Now watch it again. Can you write a list of all the creatures you met? Then can you add some words to describe them?