Fact or fiction? Big ideas or evidence? What is truth…?

Hello! Another busy week in Larch class where we have been exploring how science discoveries are made, discussing whether the two (different) Genesis creation stories are fact or fiction, identifying how they could have been written as an antidote to contemporary creation myths in Mesopotamia and therefore what we, as readers, can learn from them. Tied into that, has been our exploration of how humanity’s knowledge and understanding of space has been through history; from Ptolemy’s geocentric model of the solar system to Copernicus and Galileo’s heliocentric model and what that meant for the Catholic Church’s beliefs on creation.

Next week we’ll be looking at the Big Bang theory and how planets orbit around the sun.

Year 5 have also looked at being more accurate in drawing face shapes and thinking about different mark making techniques for different darkness of shadows.


Year 5: Comprehension: Why recycle? Maths: sheet on place value

Year 6: Comprehension: The Old Photograph; grammar: nouns and verbs (pages 2 and 3); maths: double sided sheet on place value

Have lovely weekends!


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