In Foxes we push ourselves to become creative, responsible learners by working hard, challenging ourselves, collaborating together and being respectful to our teammates.
Together we achieve more.
Ship ahoy! We’re off on an exciting journey with Charles Darwin and his crew on the HMS Beagle.
During this half term, we’re going to investigate a range of animal specimens, describing the characteristics of the creatures, and labelling their body parts. We’ll use a range of non-fiction books to investigate adaptation, natural selection, variation and inheritance. After examining letters and journal entries written by Darwin, we’ll write our own examples. We’ll collect natural items and discover what plants live around our school. We’ll retrace Darwin’s steps using maps and create sketchbooks to record the plants, flowers and trees we encounter. Using maps and globes, we’ll plan an expedition. What will the weather be like and what physical and man-made features might we encounter?
At the end of the topic, we’ll think about why the Galapagos Islands developed such diverse animal life, and why they might be under threat. We’ll also think about what Darwin would have worked on if he were alive today. How would he use our technology?
I disappeared on the night before my twelfth birthday.
Washed up on a desert island, Michael struggles to survive on his own. With no food, no water and only his dog for company, he curls up to die. When he wakes, there is a plate beside him of fish, of fruit, and a bowl of fresh water.
He is not alone...