Writer of the Week – 10th January 2018

This week in year 6, we have been writing a diary entry based on a character called Jemmy Button who was taken from his native home near Chile by explorers. The children have spent the last two days writing, putting themselves in the position of the character, Jemmy.

The writer of the week in Redwood goes to Shashank for a punctuation-fuelled diary. Well done, Shashank!

Darwin’s Delights

The start of a new term marks the start of a new topic in Year 6!

Wednesday we were sent a very important letter from Scientists at the Darwin Centre, along with a range of equipment to help them find Darwin’s lost experiments.

We were left to decide how to complete the investigations independently and discovered ourselves about adaptation and how animals have evolved over time. We thought about our own hypothesis and was able to a range of scientific vocabulary to do so!

A great start to the Spring term!


Welcome back, Redwood!

As part of our new topic this term called ‘Darwin’s Delights’, Redwood spent the afternoon acting as Scientists investigating the beaks of various Finches originating from the Galapagos Islands. The children worked in groups to explore the species, making predictions and drawing conclusions. A wonderful first day back, year 6!