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Blue Whales

Welcome to Blue Whales!

We are the brilliant Year 5 and Year 6 class at Poolsbrook Primary. In our class we have Miss Dunkley (class teacher), Mrs O'Neill and Mrs Richardson (teaching Assistants).

 

This year, Blue Whales will participate in swimming which will happen on a Wednesday so children will need their swim kits including goggles. 

 

Please click on the link below to our class blog written by children in our class about the learning taking place - this is updated weekly! 

 

Our Learning

This half term’s geography enquiry question is 'How can I change the world?'. As part of this enquiry questions we will learn: 

  • A biome is a large region of Earth that has a certain climate and certain types of living things, for example: forests (including tropical rainforests).
  • Rainforests are found near the Equator between the Tropics of Cancer and Capricorn.
  • The world’s largest rainforests are found in Brazil, Democratic Republic of the Congo and Indonesia.
  • The 4 layers of the rainforest are the emergent layer, the canopy, the understory, and the forest floor.
  • The climate of a tropical rainforest is typically warm and wet.
  • The climate creates ideal conditions for vegetation growth which encourages a huge variety of insects, birds and animals (including: bats, monkeys, snakes and tigers).
  • Tropical rainforest ecosystems contain more species than any other ecosystem.
  • Deforestation happens due to commercial logging, mineral extraction and farming.
  • Negative impacts of deforestation include increased pollution, the reduction of the earth’s biodiversity and changes to weather patterns.
  • Habitat loss is the main cause of extinction of many of the world’s species.
  • Ways of reducing the impact of deforestation include: using less paper and recycling paper, buying sustainable products, reducing electricity and water usage and raising awareness.
  • A biome is a large region of Earth that has a certain climate and certain types of living things, for example: forests (including tropical rainforests).
  • Rainforests are found near the Equator between the Tropics of Cancer and Capricorn.
  • The world’s largest rainforests are found in Brazil, Democratic Republic of the Congo and Indonesia.
  • The 4 layers of the rainforest are the emergent layer, the canopy, the understory, and the forest floor.
  • The climate of a tropical rainforest is typically warm and wet.
  • The climate creates ideal conditions for vegetation growth which encourages a huge variety of insects, birds and animals (including: bats, monkeys, snakes and tigers).
  • Tropical rainforest ecosystems contain more species than any other ecosystem.
  • Deforestation happens due to commercial logging, mineral extraction and farming.
  • Negative impacts of deforestation include increased pollution, the reduction of the earth’s biodiversity and changes to weather patterns.
  • Habitat loss is the main cause of extinction of many of the world’s species.
  • Ways of reducing the impact of deforestation include: using less paper and recycling paper, buying sustainable products, reducing electricity and water usage and raising awareness.

 

In English we will be using our Talk for writing approach to learn about and write: an adventure story, non-chronological report, explanation test and a persuasive campaign speech. We will continue to develop our love of reading by reading widely across the curriculum, getting the chance to experience a wide range of both fiction and non-fiction texts. Our class story for this term is 'Journey to the River Sea' by Eva Ibbotson.

 

In Maths we will be learning about: place value, addition and subtraction. 

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