Our topic in Year 6 for Term 3 is science-based. The children have enjoyed learning about Charles Darwin and his Theory of Evolution. They have taken a journey to the Galapagos Islands to find out about how different species have evolved to suit their surroundings and considered how animals all over the world have adapted to their environments – survival of the fittest! To link with this, they’ve also written some amazing creation stories to explain how various creatures look the way that they do, based on Rudyard Kipling’s ‘Just So’ stories. Here are a few excerpts:
How the Panther became black – by Morgan Walls
As Panther sat proud on the bank of the river, he was admiring his razor-sharp claws and gigantic fangs. However, his most graceful feature was his thick, glossy, silver fur. Round the rock he prowled in search of his prey. When he saw all the other animals staring, he was very embarrassed; it was like he was snow in a desert.
“What are you laughing at?” Panther said in a threatening voice. “Tell me now!”
“You,” said a brave parrot. “You stick out like a sore thumb!”
After hearing that speech, Panther was very ashamed and walked away with his head hanging low. He sat on the highest tree branch he could find. He sat for days on end, and after a while his fur began to be charred from the scorching, hot sun. On the second day of being in the tree, his stomach started to growl – he had not eaten in ages and was desperate for food.
A great story so far Morgan, we can’t wait to find out what happens to Panther!
by Mrs Nash – 6A Teacher