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PE days this term are: Monday - outdoor
Wednesday - indoor
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Our Enquiry: How do offspring inherit characteristics?
During Term 2, we will be using the inspiring text ‘Wonder’ by R. J. Palacio as a stimulus for our writing. This is a story about a young boy, August, who has Treacher Collins Syndrome. The plot takes us through his very first days at school and we learn how he is treated by others just because of the way he looks. We will go on a journey with August and discover the emotional roller-coaster that he takes as he steps into school life.
In addition to this, throughout the term as well as using the text, we will be learning some more incredible science based on evolution and inheritance where we will learn all about how genetics are inherited through living things.
We thought about being good 'digital citizens' and the things we could do to make sure we were using the internet safely. We also thought carefully about how we use the internet and that our actions can have a big effect on other people even though they are not in the same room as us. We created some superheroes who help people with their issues online. Some of them are below!
Living things and their habitats
We have been looking at Carl Linnaeus and his ideas of classification. We looked at cross breeds and the inheritance of characteristics from parents, and looked at same and different species crosses e.g. Liger (Lion and Tiger), Mule etc. (which are sterile and cannot reproduce), and Golden Retriever/Pug crosses, which can reproduce (same species).
In addition, we looked at classifying trees by the shape of their leaves and the scientific language surrounding classifying.
For both animals and plants we drew classification keys, and also used our skills to have fun classifying sweets and coming up with Latin names for them.
Our enquiry: How were the people of Britain affected by the First World War?
This week in Cherry class we have been very busy as usual! We started the week with our WOW. It was a fantastic experience and we learnt so much about the war from the very knowledgeable Mr. Evans. He bought in many original artefacts and replicas to show us and also took us outside to do some ‘drill’ – just like the soldiers would’ve done all those years ago. We then begun reading Private Peaceful and started some writing alongside this.
As well as that, we produced a presentation for each of the Saints our houses are named after. Using the research from the previous week we worked in teams to put these together with the aim of then presenting to the rest of the school in assembly. On Wednesday and Thursday we presented to the rest of the school. It was very nerve-wracking for some of us but we all did it and did a really good job!
Throughout the term, we have been looking at 'Being me in my world' during our Jigsaw lessons. We have been very reflective and thought about our school and class charter and how we all have rights but we also have responsibilities too. Towards the end of the unit we produced some example rewards that could have been given out if people were showing great learning behaviour and following our charter. We also did a end of unit reflection.
War Report Challenge
To conclude our work around Private Peaceful and World War 1, we produced a war report in groups. We thought about all we had learned throughout the enquiry and then decided on an area which interested us. Once we had researched about that area, we then thought about how to present our work. We put in lots of effort and produced some great reports. Unfortunately, they are too big to upload to the webpage.
We have designed and created our own propaganda posters following on from looking at some examples from the war. We thought carefully about the messages we wanted to get across and how we could make the posters appear to speak directly to the reader. Some of them are shown below!