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Monday 23rd March 2020

This afternoon you have a Mindfulness moment and then a Science activity. You can also use your afternoons to try to complete 'The Daily Challenge' and maybe some physical activity (PE).

Mindfulness Moment: Sharing Friendship

Monday 23rd March 2020

LI: To write a biography about Charles Darwin (Science)


This lesson should take around 1 hour.

  1. Watch these videos:

2. Now, think back to what we have been doing in class about Biographies.

What are the language and structural features of a biography? Note any you can think of down.


Did you think of these?

3.  Today your task is to plan a biography about Charles Darwin. You should also plan some of the vocabulary that you will use. Lay out your plan like this:



  • Who is the person? 

  • What is he famous for?

  • When was he alive? 

  • Where was he from?

  • Why is he still famous today? 


Key Events that happened in Charles Darwin’s life (notes)

1. As a child- liked nature. Collected beetles.







Fronted Adverbials I’d like to use (Time openers) 

1. After leaving Edinburgh University,                2.

3.                                   4. 5. 6.


WOW words-

voyage, species, remote,



Technical/ specific vocabulary -

theory of evolution, finches, Galapagos Islands, HMS Beagle, Cambridge, theology, medicine, On the Origin of the Species, 



Connectives – 

Following this,    Later in life, Forever more,



Conclusion – Has he taught us anything? _____________________________________


Why will he always be remembered?




Can you find one of his famous or inspirational quotes online?

E.g.“If I had my life to live over again, I would have made a rule to read some poetry and listen to some music at least once every week.” ...