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Our new adventure for this half term is Tremendous Tudors.

Wednesday 6th January 2021

Today in Writing, we are going to start writing our Character Descriptions about Henry VIII.  On Monday, we had a lot of practice for this so I’m sure these will look great. If you click on the link below called ‘Character Description’ this will explain everything you need to do for this and will have a lot of different ideas to help you. The worksheets we looked at on Monday called ‘character description example’ and ‘effective vocabulary’ are also there to help you.

Our new adventure for this half term is River Rescue.

Thursday 19th November and Friday 20th November

Today, you need to write a story. This will be based on our River Rescue Adventure and it should be about the picture below. You need to decide where the next part of Pocahontas’s journey will take her.

One feature you should focus on is expanded noun phrases. This is where you are describing different nouns using adjectives but you should do this more than once. For example, in the picture above, you might put…

The crystal-clear river with peculiar courses.

Have a look at the story example below. This will have all the features you should use in your story and give you an idea about how to structure it. You will also find an example of a Story Mountain, which you should plan your story with.

Enjoy writing your story!

Wednesday 18th November 2020
Today, we are going to look at the main rivers around the world. Have a read of the PowerPoint and fill out the worksheet using the information you have found out. 

Tuesday 17th November

 

Below are some facts we have learnt about David Attenborough. Using these, you should write a biography all about his life. This should include lots of information about his life from birth to present. There is also an example of a WAGOLL, which shows you what the standard should look like. You can use all these to help you. A good way to structure this might be:

Paragraph 1 - Introduction

Paragraph 2 - Early life

Paragraph 3 - His duty to the national service

Paragraph 4 - His life on TV

Paragraph 5 - What he still does to this day 

 

David Attenborough was born on May 8, 1926. At a young age, he became interested in collecting fossils, stones and natural specimens.

He narrated Blue Planet, a BBC documentary, in 2001.

 

 

 

He was educated at the Wyggeston Grammar School for Boys. In 1945, he won a scholarship to Clare College of Cambridge University from which he obtained a degree in natural sciences.

Most recently, he narrated Blue Planet II, prompting campaigns to prevent the amount of plastic pollution in our oceans.

In 1947, he was called up for national service in the Royal Navy and spent two years stationed in North Wales and the Firth of Forth.

He narrated every episode of Wildlife on One, a BBC One wildlife series which ran for 253 episodes between 1977 and 2005. At its peak, it drew a weekly audience of eight to ten million.

The ‘Life’ series, begun in 1979, forms a comprehensive survey of all life on the planet - the 96 natural history programmes written, presented, narrated and produced are immeasurable in terms of sales or impact.

Life on Air, his autobiography, was published in 2002 and is one of a number of his works which is available as a self-narrated audiobook.

In 2005 and 2006, he backed a BirdLife International project to stop the killing of albatross by longline fishing boats, and gave public support to WWF's campaign for Borneo's rainforest.

In 1985, he received a knighthood.

 

David Attenborough is a well-known man in Great Britain, who was born on May 8th, 1926. From a young age, he became interested in collecting fossils, stones and natural specimens. Since then, he has had a huge influence on our country, which has been a result of all his hard work. Recently, he has demonstrated how much pollution is effecting our rivers and oceans to this day.

 

David Attenborough had a successful childhood where he made some great achievements. He was educated at Wyggestan Grammar School, which is a school for boys. In his later educational years,   he attended Cambridge University (the top university in the country). At university, he obtained a degree in natural sciences, which is what helped him become so familiar with our planet.

 

After leaving university, he was called up for national service in the Royal Navy. He spent 2 years stationed in North Wales although sometimes he was sent to Scotland too (to the Firth of Forth). Even though this sounds courageous of him, it was something required of all men during this time.

 

 

 

 

 

 

In 1979, David Attenborough really got his name known across the United Kingdom. The Lifeseries began where David travelled the globe. This was in order to trace the story of the evolution of life on the planet. There were 96 episodes of this that were viewed by so many people across the United Kingdom. By 1985, he actually received a knighthood for recognition of the work he was doing on these programmes. Following this, he presented a programme on the BBC known as Blue Planet. Soon, this became Blue Planet II where he tried making people aware of the damage being caused to our oceans by pollution.

 

Finally, he produced an Auto-Biography in 2002. This was known as Life on Air’ and told us about David Attenboroughs life in detail. David Attenborough will always be recognised as being one of the most incredible, influential people who have walked the earth. To this day, he has continued to make the world aware about how to look after our planet. Currently, he has a hard-working, committed class helping him with a new project to cut down the pollution in our rivers. This class are from Westwood Primary School in Middleton, Leeds and are going to help him every step of the way. Isnt this man just so inspiring to everyone?

Thursday 5th November

 

Science

 

In Science this half term, we are looking at Animals and Living Things.

Choose one animal and one plant and see if you can research their life cycle. You can show your findings any way you want: report, poster, leaflet.

Wednesday 4th November

 

Using the information you found yesterday, make an information leaflet all about David Attenborough: his life, his career and his achievements.

Tuesday 3rd November

 

For this adventure we will be helping famous documentary maker David Attenborough.

 

For today, do some research and see what you can find about him, his work and his life. You can find many clips from his documentaries on Youtube or even watch whole episodes (many of which can be found on Netflix).

 

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