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Year Five and Six

Autumn Term 2018

Brain Bootcamp

As the new school year begins, we will be thinking about developing a growth mindset. By learning that our brain is a muscle which can be exercised and grow, we can all become better learners and be able to face the challenges. We will also be looking at our school values and writing stories to match these for the rest of the school to read. We will be using three key texts as a starting point, these have wonderful vocabularly and illustrations for us to explore.

The Koala that could- focus on growth mindset

The lion inside- focus on innovation

Squirrels that squabbled- focus on collaboration


Animal Park
We are approaching this topic using the Mantle of the Expert approach. When we stepped in to our story we met a lady who unfortunately has had to close down her zoo of endangered animals, as she is no longer able to care for them. We have agreed to take these animals in to our animal park. To do this we need to become experts! We have researched animals- where they are located, their adaptations, diet, habitats and why they are endangered. From here we will be creating leaflets, maps; using our computing time to find pictures and create a website using html. We hope you will enjoy seeing our efforts at our Animal fair on 18th October at 2:30pm. 

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