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May 2022

English 

In English, we have been writing balanced arguments, considering both perspectives on a topic and using formal language to present these ideas to an audience. We reviewed our knowledge of persuasive devices and argued for and against homework. Then, inspired by World Bee Day, we used these skills to write a balanced argument looking at the pros and cons of supporting Bees.

   

 

   

 

    

 

    

 

CCCS- Geography: The Roaring Ring of Fire

In Geography, we have been learning about The Pacific Ring of Fire. We began by identifying its location on a map and researching why there are so many earthquakes and volcanoes in this area of the world. Then we learned how volcanoes are created and what is happening in the earth when a volcano erupts. Following this we created our own artworks inspired by the artist Margaret Godfrey who created artworks of volcanoes using layered tissue paper and paint. 

   

 

   

 

   

 

We enjoyed this so much that we then decided to create our own 3D volcanoes using papier mache. We are looking forward to erupting these next week.

   

 

    

 

     

 

     

 

RE- Buddhism 

This half term we have been learning about Buddhism. We started by learning the story of Buddha and the concept of enlightenment. After this we learned about the 4 noble truths, the Eightfold path and the 5 precepts and thought about how Buddhists use these and meditation to help them live a Buddhist life and reach enlightenment.

 

    

 

     

 

     

 

Science

 In Science, we have been learning about Evolution and Inheritance. We discovered that some traits are inherited from our parents and others are adaptions to our environment.

 

Following this, we considered the importance of camouflage in the survival of different species. To test this out we hunted for different coloured worms (made of coloured string) in the forest school area. We found out that green and brown worms were harder to find, whereas bright red words were easy to spot. This taught us that species who are camouflaged are less likely to be eaten by predators.

   

 

    

 

     

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