Our current topic is called "Darwin's Delights ''.
Ship ahoy! We’re off on an exciting expedition with Charles Darwin and his crew on HMS Beagle. Can you trace his route across the vast ocean?
Stop at the magical Galápagos Islands to see the amazing species that helped Darwin develop his theory of evolution by natural selection.
Ready to trace the origin of species? Let’s set sail!
We started our new topic off with a great day of activities. We found out all about Charles Darwin; identifying key events in his life, as well as learning some new and complicated vocabulary (which will help us during our topic). We also spent some time making observations and sketching animals as he would have done on his famous expeditions around the world.
Extracting Strawberry DNA
As part of our Science, we explored DNA (Deoxyribonucleic acid!) and even managed to extract some from a strawberry!
In English we have been exploring non-chronological reports. We have been exploring a strange and amazing world of imaginary creatures to kick-start our report writing skills.
We have been learning a Talking Text about the wonderful 'Duckodile' creature using actions and symbols to help us memorise some of the features of a non-chronological report. This is a great and fun way to build up our knowledge of the structure of a specific genre of writing.
Here are some of our own Talking Texts that we created with our Talking Partners: