Year 4 - Great White shark Class
Year 4 are named after the Great White shark! As a result of over fishing sharks for shark fin soup and the culling of great whites out of fear, the Great white shark has been put on the 'vulnerable' list of endangerment. This means that they are at a risk of being endangered very soon if numbers keep going down.
The legendary great white shark is far more fearsome in our imaginations than in reality. As scientific research on these elusive predators increases, their image as mindless killing machines is beginning to fade.
Great whites are the largest predatory fish on Earth. They grow to an average of 15 feet in length, though specimens exceeding 20 feet and weighing up to 5,000 pounds have been recorded.
They have slate-grey upper bodies to blend in with the rocky coastal sea floor, but get their name from their universally white underbellies. They are streamlined, torpedo-shaped swimmers with powerful tails that can propel them through the water at speeds of up to 15 miles per hour. They can even leave the water completely, breaching like whales when attacking prey from underneath.
This half term we are going to become business women and men! A business is more than just a product or a service. Behind every item that we buy, every service that we use, there is a story. Running a business involves many skills – creativity, leadership, team work, communication, budgeting, planning, design, customer-awareness and so on. If we want to become the successful entrepreneurs of the future, then it is important that we understand the thought and hard work that goes into planning and setting up a business – and turning our ideas into a reality.