Interview with a polar explorer

An interview with an army GP doctor, called Nics Wetherill, who planned and led a 61-day polar expedition in Antarctica with a team of six women (called the Ice Maidens). The team travelled 1,700 km across frozen snow, 2 km deep, to research the impact of extreme expeditions on women’s bodies. This reading comprehension for year 5 and P6 links to the topics living things and habitats and biodiversity and interdependence.

This downloadable reading pack includes:

  • A3 reading spreads for you to print.
  • Reading comprehension question and answer sheets, differentiated using our magnifying glasses key (on the bottom right). One magnifying glass indicates easier and two means harder.
Year 5
Living things and habitats
Interview with a polar explorer

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