Blue Class 2017 - 2018

Mr Sykes

Blue Class Teacher


Our learning this term takes its themes from the book written by adventurer -

Alastair Humphreys ‘The Boy Who Biked The World’.

and the Costa Book Award winner 2017, ‘The Explorer’ by Katherine Rundell. 

Who is Alastair Humphreys?  Explore Alastair’s website to find out more about the man and his infectious enthusiasm for adventure.  His latest project is Microadventures, encouraging everyone to have a go and get out there. 

Katherine Rundell’s exciting adventure has an important message for us.  Listen to Katherine read an instalment here

and why she wrote the book here

There are lots of exciting learning opportunities to be had from these books.  Tom asks some BIG questions as he bikes The World.  What questions have you got?  What can we investigate?

  • Who is Alastair Humphreys?
  • Can you navigate without a GPS?
  • How could you survive out in the wild?
  • Planning an adventure – what to pack?
  • Who first discovered that the world was round?
  • How far is it around the world?
  • Different countries and regions of the world.
  • Where in the world would you lioke to visit?
  • How does a bike stay up without falling over?

On what adventure would you like to go?

“Humphreys is clearly slightly bonkers and this is a wonderful thing” – Geographical Magazine

And the adventure continues. . . 


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