A Darwinian Theory of Beauty: Denis Dutton


Prehistoric Children in Barcola

Yesterday the older classes at Barcola’s primary school  started an English exploration into prehistoric life. Our forthcoming English lessons will not be entirely devoted to this project, but there will be time dedicated to it during each of our sessions together.

We started of the project with Life began in the sea, which we read, digested and answered questions on.  The children really enjoyed this animation which shows trilobites in motion.

Whales are not fish

Whales live in the water, but they are not fish. Whales are mammals like dogs, cats, bears and humans.



Fish have organs called gills that help them get oxygen from the water. Whales have lungs and need to breath oxygen from the air.

This fish is a shark.


Most fish lay eggs. Whales, like all mammals give birth to live young and feed their babies milk.

This mother and calf are right whales. They are a very endangered species.


Mastery Questions

1. Which type of animals are whales?

2. Do whales have gills?

3. Do whales lay eggs?

4. Do baby whales drink milk?

5. What do we call baby whales?

6. Name two species of fish.


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