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Fossil Art 

As part of our curriculum unit, Evolution and Inheritance, we have developed our very own fossil creation. This has involved sketching, designing, selecting and mixed media exploration to come up with our own idea for a final piece of artwork. 

Mary Anning 

We have been using our Capitalising muscle to learn about a significant individual, Marry Anning, who contributed to the scientific understanding of evolution. When she was just 12, she discovered the skull of a mysterious creature poking out from a cliff on the Lyme Regis coast. Many thought at the time that it might be a crocodile, but what she had discovered was actually an ancient reptile called an ichthyosaur (which means ‘fish lizard’).

Mary went on to make more incredible discoveries in her life, including a long-necked marine reptile called a plesiosaur and a flying reptile called a Dimorphodon.

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For our literacy work this term, we are looking at the book 'Varmints' by Helen Ward and Marc Craste. We have been using our Imagining muscle to place ourselves in the main characters shoes. This has helped us to come up with our own creative writing pieces based on the story. 

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As part of our work on the Varmints, we have enjoyed taking part in role play scenarios and hot seating the main character. This has helped us to use our Empathising muscle to prepare for our next piece of writing - a diary entry. 
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