Year 4 Creating Creatures

19 June 2020

Boys in Year 4 have continued to impress us with their commitment to #BeaconExcellence: Online. In Science the boys have been learning about how creatures can adapt to live in some extreme habitats and habitats that change daily (e.g. a rock pool). They were then tasked with designing an imagined creature that had special adaptations to allow it to survive in some extreme circumstances (e.g. in lava, when the water supply runs out or in danger of predators). They have produced some amazing creatures!

Linking to their Science work, in English the boys have been reading the book ‘Mouse, Bird, Snake, Wolf’ by David Almond. A story of a world where the gods have stopped creating and have left ‘empty spaces’ that the children in the story want to fill. The boys have been honing their powers of persuasion and have imagined themselves trying to persuade the gods to let them create the missing creatures for the empty spaces in the incomplete world. They have written letters and then made their chosen creatures using natural materials from the garden, or items around their home. This week they are writing chants to ‘bring their creatures to life’, and have performed these to their classmates. We continue to be very proud of all the boys’ efforts from home.

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