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12 Jan

We had a great and busy start to the new year in 5th class! We started by sharing some of our New Year’s resolutions with each other. They included lots of different ideas including doing more exercise, reading more and trying to be on time to school every day. We’ve displayed our resolutions in our room to keep us motivated!

On Tuesday we had a visit from the Department of the Environment to learn all about climate change and biodiversity and our role in both. We learned that biodiversity relates to the variety of plant and animal life in our world and we discussed the important role we all play in ensuring that plant and animal life in our local area is protected. We suggested practical ways that we can help to ensure that plants and animals are not disturbed by our actions and also how to reduce climate change. Simple changes, like using reusable drinking bottles and putting our sandwiches in lunchboxes instead of tinfoil, can have really positive impacts. We are going to make a real effort to put these simple changes into practice. If everyone gets involved, real changes can be made!

Exploring hedgerows that help to support biodiversity. 

We’re learning all about World War 1 in History and as part of our Drama lesson we created some freeze frames that we felt represented a variety of people affected by the war. These included nurses working in the trenches, children saying goodbye to relatives who were going to fight in Europe, soldiers fighting on the battlefields and soldiers being captured by the enemy. We discussed the reasons the war started and escalated and life in the trenches. We hope to learn more over the coming weeks and are reading a new novel ‘The Butterfly Lion’ by Michael Morpurgo which also includes some information on the war.

Working to create freeze frames.


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