Year 4 geography project

This half term we have been very busy!
In geography we have been learning about different climate types. We focused on Tundra, Mediterranean, Sub-arctic and Marine Coast. We looked at different types of climate zones and noted the features of each!

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Tundra is an area that receives low temperatures and has short growing seasons. There is not much tree growth and it tends to be quite a flat landscape with not much colour.

Sub-arctic climate regions lie under the Arctic in the northern hemisphere. It is an extremely cold area with little greenery. All growth will be pine trees or conifers. There is lots of snow and ice

Marine coast climate regions never get too hot or too cold. There is also enough precipitation which means lots of different plants can grow. You will see cliffs, water, greenery in a marine coast climate region and they are normally located in Western Europe.

Mediterranean climate areas have wet but warm winters and hot, dry summers. The landscape is colourful but normally quite rocky as it is near the Mediterranean Sea. It is not quite as lush as marine coast climate.

Here’s the fun part!
Using what we learned about these climate areas, we made climate sculptures!

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We worked in groups and were given a particular climate zone, before becoming research detectives and looking up more features of these climate zones.

We decided on what features we would include in our climate zone and began sculpting Modroc around recyclable items. We then painted the finished product. It was a messy job but great fun.
See if you can guess which climate zone each sculptures represents!

Sub-arctic
Sub-arctic
Mediterranean
Mediterranean
Marine coast
Marine coast
Tundra
Tundra
Marine coast
Marine coast
Sub-arctic
Sub-arctic
Mediterranean
Mediterranean