Wilton CE

Primary School

Everyone Belongs, Everyone Achieves.






Nothing should ever go unchallenged, be brave and challenge yourself

Treat everyone as you wish to be treated

Love for god, love for each other, love for learning

Have the highest aspirations of yourself and others, never give up

Listen to one another, everyone is unique, everyone has a voice

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Week 4

Day 1

Imagine you are Charles Darwin landing on one of the Galápagos Islands. Use all of your learning so far on Charles Darwin and create a Boxing Up plan for a diary entry that describes what you can see, hear, smell, touch and taste.


Plan to write about the amazing and mysterious creatures that roam by or fly overhead, including what they you they might be.


Read your notes aloud to make sure that they read well and are written in the classic English style that Darwin favoured!


As well as trying to capture the wonder Darwin would have felt as he stepped onto an island for the first time, make sure that you write in Standard English with no slang, abbreviations and as few spelling errors as is possible!


Day 2


Use your plan to write up your diary entry as Charles Darwin landing on the Galapagos Islands for the first time.


Read out your diary to an adult and listen to their feedback.  Adults could offer two stars (two things that they really like about the diary) and a wish (one thing that could be improved).


Day 3


Rewrite your diary making the necessary changes needed.


Day 4


Fast forward 150 years to think about how Darwin might have recorded his observations in the 21st century? Consider using Blogger or WordPress (both available via the links below) to create a blog about Darwin's arrival on the Galapagos Islands.


Include images, audio sound bites and links to relevant articles and websites.


Save the Blogs and send a link to them to me via email.  It would be great to see what they look like and and for me to upload them to the school's website.