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Burnley St Peter's

C of E Primary School

Autumn 1

As part of our Science topic, we had some very close encounters with our feathered friends! The arrival of several mysterious black boxes revealed a selection of very beautiful Birds of Prey. These included a Tawney Owl, a long eared owl, some little owls and a falcon. Some of the birds were allowed to fly across the class, landing on the iPad trolley! Some brave year 6 students were allowed to hold one of the owls. This close encounter will help with art, looking at camouflage and science looking at adaptions and evolution.

As part of Black History month we discussed segregation and some of the problems faced by African Americans and others in the 1960s and 1970s. Then discussed key individuals who challenged the unfair laws such as Rosa Parks and MLK. Ultimately leading to the 1968 Civil Rights Act. They focused on Muhammad Ali and learned about his efforts to create a fair society, creating a factual account of his life. 

As part of Parliament week we researched the role of parliament in setting the rules we live by. We looked into the job of MP’s and discussed Parliaments role in our democracy.  Then held a small debate on a proposed change to school term calendars. This has recently been discussed in Parliament and Year 6 re-enacted this putting forward different opinions, arguments and counter arguments to the proposed changes and finally took a vote on the motion. As a class we decided to not change the current system and understood how laws in the UK are made