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.
The Year Six IPC topic this term is "go with the flow'
This unit will focus on 'Rivers' and we will be finding out about the Geographical aspects related to Rivers and the connections to global warming and flooding. The aspect of rivers and their impact on the environment is directly related to our residential trip to Pendarren, where the theory comes to life for the children during exploration of the local rivers and their animal life. Through independent research the children will discover information associated with their river choice, this research will cover: where in the world? societies, Geography, History, facts as well as International aspects.
To complement this research work we will be looking at classification of marine animals. Using scientific methods to sort and classify the marine life in our oceans and seas. Through this work the children will gain knowledge of 'living things and their habitats'.
As with all of our IPC topics there is also a focus on artwork and a classroom display, we have made 3D models of a river's journey to deepen our understanding of the Geographical terms and what they mean.