Year 6 - Northern white rhino Class
Year 6 is named after the Northern White Rhino. This spectacular animal is near extinction, there are only three rhinos left on the planet, Sudan is the last living male of the sub-species along with two remaining females. Sudan is 43years old (100 in Rhino years) and is unable to breed through old age and ill health. This sub-species of White Rhino has been pushed to the brink of extinction through aggressive poaching of the rhino tusks which are made from Ivory and are sold within many Eastern countries on the black market for huge amounts of money.
This year we hope to learn about how there has been project to aim to rescue the Northern White Rhino through scientific methods and to think about how we can, as a global society, improve animal rights. We will study the history and the uncertain future of this critically endangered animal through research, artwork and discussion.
Let's hope we can report that there will be a positive outcome to the plight of the Northern White Rhino in the year ahead.
This term year 6 will be following a unit of work called AD900, the theme of this topic focuses on ancient non-European civilisations. There will be lots of opportunities for historical investigation about the Maya civilisation - the buildings and artefacts they left behind, how they worshipped their gods, how they used glyphs for writing and counting and why the Maya empire declined. We will also study what Benin City in West Africa might have looked like, how the Edomite/Benin people celebrate and worship and what happened to the Kingdom of Benin. Another ancient civilisation we will study is Islam - we will explore interesting facts about the culture and educational aspects of this historical society. We will use different sources to research these fascinating topics including History, Art, Music and International.