KS2: Explorers

Exciting films for primary pupils that are pinned around a central theme – Explorers.

This animated series offers an introduction to the lives of five explorers, as well as providing a number of cross-curricular learning opportunities.

Each short film is presented by two children: Fatima and Ollie, who are able to visit explorers from the past using their Holo-Lab. They meet five different explorers from different times, frontiers and continents, from Ibn Battuta in Africa, to Neil Armstrong in space.

Using these stories your class can explore:

  • Science
  • Creative writing
  • Art and design
  • Maths
  • Geography
  • Music
  • History

These short films are suitable for teaching KS2 pupils in England, Wales and Northern Ireland and 2nd Level pupils in Scotland.

Primary school teacher Harriet Craig explains how these films can be used to teach across the primary curriculum.

Neil Armstrong
Christopher Columbus
Robert Falcon Scott
Amelia Earhart
Ibn Battuta
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