The term started with an introduction to Charles Darwin, and his life’s work as a naturalist. Writing a biography allowed them to find out about his childhood growing up in Shrewsbury, his short lived career as a surgeon, and his most famous discovery on the Galapagos Islands. Darwin’s theory of evolution was an exciting idea that caused uproar at the time, but as people have come to understand science and adaptation, it has become more plausible. As a class we were able to see how we inherit characteristics from our parents such as eye colour, hair colour and even parts of our personalities. This inspired the children to find out about different species of animals around the world, and the elements of their habitats which might make survival more difficult.
This gave them the fantastic idea, of adopting an endangered animal! With determination, they decided to write a letter to persuade Mrs Crittenden to let them, we are awaiting her response!