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Hi everyone, I'm Miss Harris, and welcome to today's Geography lesson.

Today we are looking at this question, why are our oceans important? We're going to be looking at lots of reasons why they are useful for us as humans and lots of animals on our planet.

So let's take a look at our schedule for today.

We are going to be recapping the five oceans, where they are on our planet, we are going to be looking at how large the oceans are, reasons why our oceans are important, we're going to be doing a matching activity and then we're going to be a drawing and writing activity.

So in this lesson, we are going to be Geographers.

Do you know what a Geographer is? So a Geographer, or Geographers are types of scientists who study the earth, the land and the people.

Can you join me in doing these actions? Are you ready? Geographers types of scientists who study, the earth, the land, and the people.

Great job.

You will need a piece of paper, not an exercise book, a piece of paper.

If you have an exercise book, can you ask your parent or carer to pull out a sheet of paper because you're going to need just a piece of paper for today.

You're going to need a pencil, so you can do some writing, and you are going to need a coloured panel pencil to do some editing, and then your brain, so it could be ready to do lots of lovely learning.


So now these ones are our star words.

These are the words that we are going to be using a lot this lesson so is important that we practise them.

So we're going to do something called my turn, then your turn.

I'm going to say, then you're going to say, ready? Habitat, food, continent, medicine, oxygen, transportation, great job.

Now here, we have a picture of our earth.

So here, we've got all of the continents on our planet.

So we can see we've got North America, South America, Europe, Africa, Antarctica, Asia, and Australia, or you might call it Australasia or Ausia.

Got lots of names.

I would like you now to have a think, can you remember where the Pacific Ocean is on our map? So the Pacific Ocean comes up twice on our map.

Not because there are two Pacific Oceans, because the Pacific Ocean is so large, that when we show it on a map, it's on both sides because our map is flat, whereas our earth is round.

So if I was to fold our map, the two Pacific Oceans would meet together.

Then we've got the Atlantic Ocean which is the ocean near where we live.

Then we've got to the Arctic Ocean, which is the smallest ocean.

Then we've got the Indian Ocean, and lastly, we have got the Southern Ocean, which surrounds Antarctica.

So previously, we have looked at how our land is next to.

and then the further out you go, you end up in the what? So remember that the sea comes between the ocean and the land, where they meet.

It's important to remember this for today's lesson, so what comes next? So we have land then we have, sea, well done.

And then we have the o.

Ocean, well done.

Let's take a look at our boat.

Great job.

So remember, that the ocean is a lot deeper than the sea, because the further out we go, if we go to the beach, for example, then we say, should we go to this sea side? That's because first we have the sea, then further out, we have the oceans.

Now our planet, you can see here this picture from space, our planet is covered by water and oceans.

70% of earth is covered by oceans.

That's over half is covered by oceans.

Today we going to be looking at why they are important to us.

So take a look at this first picture, this is the first reason why our oceans are important.

What is this a picture of? Some fish? Good.

And what can you see in the background? Where do they live? So these particular fish live in something called a coral reef.

There are hundreds of thousands of species of animals that live in the ocean.

And some are huge like whales, and some are really small, like fish.

The reason our oceans are important is because, they provide a home for all of these types of animals.

Hundreds and thousands of animals.

So we know that it's called habitat.

Habitat, is where an animal lives.

So our habitats are our homes, and fish's habitat in the ocean might be the coral reef.

So the first reason why our oceans are important is because they provide a habitat, a home for lots of animals.

What is this a picture of? Can you tell your screen? So it's a picture of someone really poorly.

What do you think this person might need to get better? So they might need some medicine to get better.

Let's have a look.

Lots of medicine.

Lots of the ingredients that go into our medicine come from parts of the ocean and they help to fight lots of diseases and illnesses that we might have.

So it's important our oceans, to look after them, because they help us get better.

Some ingredients from the ocean.

So the second reason, the ocean is important, is because it provides us with medicine.

What's this a picture of now? It's a picture of some fish and chips.

Why do you think I've put this picture here? What do you think this reason might be, why our oceans are important? Because it provides, the ocean provides us with lots of food.

So that's why I got a picture of some fish and chips, because it's really important that we look after our seas because they provide us with lots of food.

But did you know, the ocean provides more than just seafood, like fish fingers and things like that, that we might eat.

It provides lots of ingredients to things like peanut butter.

Did you know that peanut butter has a type of ingredient that comes from the ocean? I didn't know that either.

So the third reason is food.

Now, what is this a picture of someone doing what? What are they doing? They are breathing, should we take a deep breath? I breathe out.

So the ocean provides us with oxygen.

With what? Good, oxygen.

The ocean is full of tiny little plants which help us to breathe.

The ocean provides over half of the oxygen that we breathe.

So that's do another deep breath, ready? Hold it, I breathe out.

Okay, now what is this a picture of? This is a tricky one.

Now this is a picture of a seaport, where boats bring in, huge boats, bring in lots of containers, lots of the big squares you can see on this picture, big rectangles.

They provide lots of things being brought over from other countries.

Why is that important to us? So this means that ships can move things from countries to countries.

This is called the use of trade.

So we were able to trade things.

We give one country something, they give us something.

They give about something else, and we give them something else.

Anything can be transported by something called a shipping container.

Like a big ship, which carries these huge containers.

So things like cars, meat, TVs, sugars, clothing, lots of things.

as well, can come on a ship from somewhere else.

And we can see here, the big containers that are filled with lots of things from different places.

So this is called transportation.

And finally, we have got to picture here, what's this a picture of? It looks like a big storm, doesn't it? That's because our oceans are really important because they help control our weather.

The ocean helps to move heat around the world.

This helps our weather and climate patterns.

So it helps us move things around, heat around the world, so that we have different weather and climate that is.

Now, that was a lot of information in a small amount of time, wasn't it? So let's recap.

What I want you to do, is I want you to use your finger, and I would like you to connect the word to the picture.

So let's do the first one.

We have got medicine.

Can you find the picture of medicine and connect it using your finger? Okay, so we've got, medicine, did he get that one right? Well done.

The second reason we got is food, because the ocean provides us with lots of food to eat.

Can you find the picture of the food? You connect the word to the food.


So we've got food.

The third reason is oxygen, the air that we breathe to keep us alive.

Can you find the picture of oxygen? Well done.

Now remember that oxygen, we can't see it, if you look around your room, you can't see oxygen.

So this is just a picture just to help us describe oxygen.

Okay, the next one, transportation.

So moving things by huge ships and containers from country to country.

Which one shows the picture of the huge trading containers that we use? Well done, good.

Now we got two left.

We've got habitats, so the ocean provides a home for hundreds and thousands of animals.

Can you find that picture? Use your finger.

Well done.

And then finally the last one, weather, the ocean helps to control our weather, can you find the picture of the weather? Great job.

Now, I'm going to show you how I want you to set up your piece of paper for today, because we haven't done any writing yet.

I would like you to get your sheet of paper, we are going to fold it in half, and we are going to make an information booklet.

So we're going to write all about why our oceans are important.

That way you can show some people in your house all the reasons why our oceans are important.

Okay? So let's have a look at how we need to set up our sheet for today.

Okay, so we are going to make an information booklet about why our oceans are important.

So you would need one sheet of paper, and we are going to fold it in half into a little book, almost.

And we fold, there we go, so when we open it, we can do all our lovely writing inside, and it's like a book.

On the front, we are going to write the title to our lesson.

So why, Why are our oceans, why are our oceans, I don't think I'm going to be able to fit the word important here, so I'm going to write it underneath.

Why are our oceans i m p or t a n t? Why are our oceans important? Question mark.

It's a question.

And then, what you can do, is you can draw a picture here if you want to.

But because this is about oceans, I might draw some waves.

I might use lots of different colours to draw my picture if you want to.

It's up to you.

If you want to do some drawing and make it look lovely once you've done your writing, so on the inside, in a moment, we're going to do, some sentence writing.

So you can start by writing it up here, like this.

And number one, and then you write a sentence.

Then I'm going to get you to do a drawing activity later on in today's lesson.

So you could then do it on this side, and then draw your pictures underneath.

So that's how we set up our booklet for today's lesson.

I'd like you to pause the video, and have a go at making your booklet now.


Now we've got top booklet all set up with our information.

We need to fill it with some important reasons why our oceans are important.

So you are going to copy these sentences down in a moment, and fill in the gaps.

So open up your booklet.

You are going to write inside your booklet.

So choose which side you would like to write on, and remember, start at the top.

So let's read the sentence.

The ocean is important as it provides a mmh for lots of animals.

So there's a gap.

Is it because it provides a mmh for lots of animals? Is it home? Is it medicine? Or is it food? So look at the bottom, there's three words.

I would like you to copy the whole sentence down into your booklet, and fill in the gap, choosing which word below fits best.

Pause the video, have a go at that now.

Well done.

So let's see what fills in the gap.

The ocean is important as it provides a home for lots of animals.

Did you get that right? Well done.

Let's take a look at number two.

So we're going to read it, then we're going to write it.

So the ocean is important because it provides us with mmh to make us better.

So which word? Medicine or food? Pause the video, and write down the whole sentence, filling in the gap.

Well done.

Let's see what fills in the gap.

The ocean is important because it provides us with medicine to make us better.

Well done.

Now the last sentence.

The ocean is important because it provides ingredients to help us cook mmh.

Write down the whole sentence, and fill in the gap.

Pause the video, and do that now.

Well done.

So the only word that's left, is the word food.

The ocean is important because it provides ingredients to help us cook food.

Well done.

Now here comes the drawing activity.

I would like you to write this sentence up here.

Now ocean is important because-- After the word because, we're not going to do lots of writing, we're going to draw some pictures of each reason why our oceans are important.

So we've got medicine, food, oxygen, transportation, habitats, and the weather.

So you were going to draw the pictures to show those reasons.

You are going to draw five, but you can draw all of them if you wanted to.

Because there are six, it's up to you.

You could draw five, or you could draw all six.

The ocean is important because, and then you're going to draw a picture.

So choose the side that you haven't done your writing on, and you can write the sentence at the top, and draw the pictures underneath.

If you really want to challenge yourself, you could even draw the picture, and then write the word underneath.

That would be really impressive if you could do that.

So I'd like you to pause the video, and have a go at drawing either five pictures or all six.

Decide whether you're going to challenge yourself.

Pause the video, have a go at that now.

You have worked so hard today.

I hope you're really proud of yourself.

Now is the time to do on end of lesson quiz, where you can show off all of that wonderful knowledge that you have learnt.

If you would like to share your work with us, you can ask your parent or carer, to share a picture on Twitter using the tag @OakNational and the #LearnwithOak.