Last term, Year 5 wrote persuasive letters to Davide Attenborough about deforestation and looking after the Amazon rainforest. We are now very excited to have received a signed response to our letters which you can see above. Sir David has inspired us throughout our topic this term and last where we have been learning all about Amazonia, caring for our planet and the wildlife that we share it with.
Our Deforestation Debate - After gathering some information on arguments ‘against’ deforestation, we also found it interesting to look at some of the arguments ‘for’ which we actually found quite surprising! We tried to use specific facts, figures and vocabulary to help our arguments sound more professional. It was tight, but ‘against’ arguments eventually won.
Excavating Beowulf’s Barrow. This morning Year 5 were archaeologists and ‘dug up’ some artefacts from an unknown tomb. We used the artefacts as clues to figure out that the owner was probably a wealthy warrior-king in Anglo-Saxon times. We thought about the main use of the objects as well as the materials they were made from.
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