Mount Everest is part of a group of mountains called the Himalayas.
The Himalayas run through many countries, including India, Pakistan, China, Bhutan and Nepal. The three highest mountains in the world are all in the Himalayas. These mountains are called Mount Everest, K2 and Kanchenjunga.
Mount Everest is 8848 metres high. That’s as high as 643 double-decker buses standing on top of each other! It is the highest mountain in the world.
Did You Know…?
•People in Nepal call Mount Everest ‘Sagarmatha’, which means ‘goddess of the sky’.
•Due to different sections of the Earth moving, scientists believe that Mount Everest is growing up to 6 centimetres each year!
•It takes at least 40 days to climb Mount Everest.
•It is difficult to breathe at the top of Mount Everest so climbers use oxygen tanks.
Get researching some more facts at home! Share your research with the class!
Just a note to let you know, as part of our Science , we will be going on a short local walk to identify and classify the uses of everyday materials in the context of the local area. We will be walking along Woodthorpe Road towards the Cemetery. Please ensure your child has a waterproof in school just incase the weather changes! Thank you, Ms Malcolm and Mrs Mason.
Can you learn the song at home?