The beginning of the new school year has been very exciting for our Year 6 children. Every class chose a ‘learning hero’ to lead their topic and we chose Dr. Jane Goodall and what an inspiring few weeks we have had.
Research has seen us writing biographies and reports. Looking at habitats, life cycles and food chains of chimpanzees. Having debates discussing whether animals should be kept in captivity and filling our room and corridors with related art work. Our children were spurred on to organise a school assembly inviting parents along to share our enthusiasm. We made lots of small gifts to sell including cakes, cards, butterfly pencils, chimp masks and bookmarks. We were very successful and raised enough to sponsor a chimp and have our own Mr H Junior to remind us of this small but rewarding project.