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Year 6

English and science

In English this week, we have written character descriptions for Silas. As part of this process, we thought carefully about our choice of vocabulary as well as developing our use of figurative language. In guided reading, we have delved further into The Graveyard Book and have begun to make links between characters and explore why characters react differently to the same situation. 

In science, we have begun our new learning all about inheritance and evolution. We identified inherited characteristics within families and dogs and discussed the fact that variation occurs within offspring as well as across a species. We used our knowledge of inherited traits as well as environmental influences to sort characteristics into a Venn diagram.