Year 6 - Northern white rhino Class
Year 6 is named after the Northern White Rhino. This spectacular animal is near extinction, there are only three rhinos left on the planet, Sudan is the last living male of the sub-species along with two remaining females. Sudan is 43years old (100 in Rhino years) and is unable to breed through old age and ill health. This sub-species of White Rhino has been pushed to the brink of extinction through aggressive poaching of the rhino tusks which are made from Ivory and are sold within many Eastern countries on the black market for huge amounts of money.
This year we hope to learn about how there has been project to aim to rescue the Northern White Rhino through scientific methods and to think about how we can, as a global society, improve animal rights. We will study the history and the uncertain future of this critically endangered animal through research, artwork and discussion.
Let's hope we can report that there will be a positive outcome to the plight of the Northern White Rhino in the year ahead.
In IPC this term year 6 will be studying the topic of 'The Holiday Show'. We will be finding out about the impact that our choice of holiday and travel destination can have on the human and physical environment. This topic allows for cross curricular learning; in Geography we will be researching a local tourist attraction and tourist hot spots around the world and their impact on regions, countries and cultures. In History we will create a history tour of our local area using IT devices. We are currently creating presentations for Mrs Bush to observe and decide where her next 'City Break' could be! This topic has a fun, interesting theme which will widen the children's views about the bigger picture of tourism as a global phenomenon, it is also extremely topical as we will study the impact humans are having on these places and raise awareness about conservation and caring for the planet.