Road kill is a big threat as in the US there are estimated to be 1 million animals killed a day. There are estimated to be 350,000-27,000,000 killed a year on European roads. Road kill has made an end to more animals than poaching, deforestation or even pollution. Even in places like Brazil there are around 475,000,000 killed a year that’s around 15 a second!
There was a study and in some countries and some animals were run over where tires didn’t normally go over so they did an experiment with a fake reptile and some drivers were observed to be speeding up and lining their tires up to drive over it. On a happier note, some drivers stopped their cars to see if it was ok.
What can be done?
In some places they are painting animals with florescent paint to avoid road kill and others are putting lights on deer’s antlers! Now if a new road is built there are tunnels under the road to save animals like in these pictures, there are also bird crossings made of rope or wire mesh. There are electronic sensors that sound alarms and power up lights to alert drivers of animal presence.
How can you help?
To stop road kill we need you to help!
To help with road kill we can honk our horn at the animals to put them off running into the road or maybe flick our headlights momentarily to full beam to break the trance they may be in. Or even just having an animal rescue kit in your car, in the pack will be some numbers for animal rehabilitation centres or maybe a vet to patch up the animal and, finally, a few carriers for the animals so they sustain no further damage during transportation. Also you can even move the animal or call local team to come and pick it up.
Entry by Robert
we were researching Henri Rousseau because we were looking at his art work in DT ( design and technology ).
His first job was a toll collector in Paris. He self-taught himself to paint when he was 18. He was given the nickname “Le Douanier” (“the customs officer”) by his acquaintances in the Parisian avant-garde. He Parisian avant-garde.He was born into a middle-class family in the town of Laval in northwest France on May 21, 1844. Rousseau attended school in Laval until 1860. In his late teens, he worked for a lawyer and then enlisted in the army, although he never saw combat.
As you can tell he wasn’t the riches of people but he was a very talented artist.
100,000 marine animals are killed each year . Plastic can harm animals and give them serious illnesses . Over seven billion tons of litter enters the ocean every year. By 2050 there will be more plastic in the ocean then fish. This has been said because the amount of litter is rising every day. You can help stop this by: re-using plastic bags, donate money to charities that help the marine animals, recycle plastic and other things. DO NOT LITTER !
On Wednesday 29th November Class 6 had Deco Day.
We entered a competition to design wonderful Christmas Cards for the RAF soldiers because they unfortunately do not spend time with their family at Christmas. Instead they have to fight wars to save England from being attacked, otherwise millions of innocent people will die then eventually we would all die in England then England would be taken over by other countries.
This blog post is about global warming and proved quite difficult to put together but eventually came to life. We hope that this will enlighten you about how, by causing global warming, we are killing the world and what we can do to stop this. By Zoe and Erin, class 6.
The Arctic is a crucial biome for lots of reasons. It helps keep our world’s climate balanced. Here are a few facts about the Arctic…
Unlike the Antarctic, which is an icy land surrounded by sea, the Arctic is an icy sea surrounded by land.
The Arctic may seem a bit cold and wet for some of us, but it is home to around four million people (even including indigenous communities) spread across eight different countries!
The climate in the arctic is changing, permafrost is melting, glaciers are receding and sea ice is disappearing! Polar bears only live in the arctic and because of global warming some of them are having to swim long distances to find food. Also, because of global warming seals (one of their main foods) are dying out because they can’t get up to the surface to breathe properly because there is less sea ice.
Female polar bears give birth and hunt on sea ice; they need it to travel from one area of the Arctic to another. In the spring, the survival of Polar bear mothers and cubs depends on the mothers’ success in hunting, which depends on the stability of the Arctic’s sea ice. Less sea ice means that female Polar bears have to go without food for longer than they are used to. This causes an impact on their fat stores/supplies and their reproductive success.
Earth’s Polar Regions…
Earth’s Polar Regions, also known as Earth’s frigid zones, are the regions of Earth surrounding its geographical poles. They are particularly sensitive to little rises in the annual average temperature. Sometimes, they are referred to as ‘the canary in the coalmine’ because they show changes long before they are seen anywhere else in the entire world! The annual air temperature of the Antarctic Peninsula has increased by almost 3˚C in the region over the last 50 years! This causes Polar bears and other animals in the Arctic and Antarctic to become stranded in the sea with only the ice they are standing on becoming smaller and smaller every day along with their home becoming farther and farther away from them! So, let us ask you… how would you feel if this happened to you… how WOULD you feel?
What we can do to help…
We can stop using our cars on short journeys and walk to places that are a short distance away instead of driving there. Even though driving is faster it pollutes the air and helps cause global warming whereas if you walk it helps to keep you fit, strong and healthy. Also, we could have more Redwood trees/forests in our parks because they help keep our air clean by removing carbon dioxide.
Other facts about Redwood trees are: Ancient Redwood forests store at least three times more carbon above ground than any other forests on Earth and six fast-growing Redwoods are able to take in the same amount of carbon that is produced by driving an average car for one whole year!
So you see, there are ways to help stop global warming staying in your local community doing little things for a big purpose. If you want to help more then contact or visit these websites that are shown under this paragraph and sign up to help one or more of them.
Protect Our Winters.UK
For more information on what you can do at home, go to
How to Stop Global Warming, Solutions to Prevent global Warming│NRDC
If you do this, we may be able to stop global warming once and for all!
By Zoe and Erin, class 6.
This year on deco day we got creative with Christmas cards, stuck our hands in clay and made delicate paper snowflakes. These are our clay Christmas tree ornaments.
The next thing we made was Christmas cards
We tried out different and quirky ideas. The first was a string of fairy lights which we used using our fingers. The next was using buttons for baubles.
Here are some pictures of us having fun
That was our deco day this year. By Sara