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Adventure 2: River Rescue

Today we entered our classroom and saw that it was covered is rubbish, waste and litter. We had to work in this environment as we learnt about David Attenborough and his environmental work. We created a timeline of his life which will be the hook for our writing this week - a biography of David Attenborough.

In Geography this week, the children have been identifying the features of rivers. They created their own river using natural resources and labelled their model. This is the hook for our writing this week; a report on rivers.

In PE, our new sport we are mastering is basketball. We have been practicing our bouncing and dribbling skills.

In RE! We have been learning about forgiveness and reconciliation. Today, we learnt about the steps of confession and created a confession guide for young Christians.

Over the next 2 weeks we are writing a story using the pictures from ‘journey’ by Alan Becker. We begun by ordering the images and generating ideas for the main character. 

As we have been learning about rivers and pollution, we decided to explore some clean, renewable energy sources. That was when R2DT introduced us to the Water Wheel. We used our DT skills of sawing, hot gluing and cutting to make a functioning water wheel that we will be testing later this week.


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In preparation for our writing next week, We did a short edit of a basic set of water wheel instructions. The children worked in their house teams to improve one step which we then put together.

In Geography we have done breaking news adverts for the BBC to raise awareness for different types of pollution. 

In RE, we have been thinking about how a Christian and non believer may respond to different scenarios. We did a conscience alley to hear the different ideas both with and without Jesus.


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Today we had a visit from an artist who taught us how to use watercolour. We drew with charcoal and painted with water colour a range of river creatures: otters, newts and frogs.