Elm C of E Primary School

Elm C of E Primary School

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Year 6 Blog 2019-2020

We have created our own islands, using our knowledge about biomes and climate zones. We have written our own reports about our unique 'Lost Islands'.
 
 
This week, we have transported ourselves to the Galapagos Islands to think about the nature of this special island and its endemic population. We have completed our 'Stranded' narratives linked to our text - 'The Lost Island of Tamarind'.
This week we have been persuading people to rescue us via a 'Message in a Bottle'. We have continued our exploration  of the Galapagos Islands by looking at Charles Darwin and his 'Theory of Evolution'. 
Charles Darwin created sketches of many of the creatures living on the Galapagos Islands. We have been practising our sketching techniques to produce our own sketches of an animal endemic to the island. 
We enjoyed a phenomenal visit to the Natural History Museum, which was a remarkable experience. We all had a brilliant time!
We all enjoyed the 'Big bang' science and engineering day! We have started to look at how scientists can use fossils to support the theory of evolution. We have been 'working' for the Natural History Museum as writers to encourage visitors.
We have been working for the Natural History Museum to write a leaflet which will boost visitor numbers. We have looked at how fossils can give clues about creatures in the past and how scientists can 'age' fossil remains. 
We have published our NHM leaflets. This week we have continued our exploration into what fossils can tell us about the evolution of creatures on Earth. We enjoyed an afternoon training to be sports leaders. Some of us are hoping to support with games on the playground at lunchtime. 
Why did the Vikings want to invade our island? We have gathering information and written explanations about why the Vikings wanted to invade our tiny island. We have produced our own explanations. 
We have completed our Islands topic by imagining that we have discovered a new species on our island. We became fossil hunters - we knew that the creature was a new species because of the fossils that we discovered.
Our new topic 'Hidden Treasures' has moved our geography focus to the continent of South America. What 'hidden treasures' does this continent hold? 
In English, we have started to think about 'quest narrative'. Indiana Jones, a famous archaeologist, discovered 'Hidden Treasures' on his quest - Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark. We have used text extracts and extracts from the film to help us gather ideas for our own narratives.