What is “Greenpeace”?

Adopting Open Principles with Planet 4: A Greenpeace Story

What is “Greenpeace”?

What do you know about it?

When do you think it started?

Why was it created?


LI: To learn about “Greenpeace”

So that I can appreciate its impact nowadays.  

If you are at home, please watch this video:

Greenpeace is an international non-governmental organisation working for the protection and conservation of the environment. It was set up in VancouverCanada in 1971 and now has regional and national offices in 46 countries.

Greenpeace received international attention during the 1980s, when the French intelligence agency bombed the Greenpeace ship Rainbow Warrior in the Auckland Harbour, killing one individual.

In the following years, Greenpeace evolved into one of the largest environmental organizations in the world. Greenpeace is known for its direct actions and has been described as the most visible environmental organization in the world.

The organization has raised environmental issues to public knowledge and influenced both the private and the public sector.

Greenpeace receives its funding exclusively from individual supporters and foundations. Greenpeace screens all major donations in order to ensure it does not receive unwanted donations. The organization does not accept money from governments, political parties, or corporations in order to avoid their influence. Donations from foundations that are funded by political parties or receive most of their funding from governments are also rejected.

Since Greenpeace was founded, seagoing ships have played a vital role in its campaigns. The group has three ocean-going ships, the Esperanza, Arctic Sunrise and Rainbow Warrior III.



Children will initially discuss the topic with peers and teachers, and then they will write a short summary of what is Greenpeace and what its mission is.


Maths – (09.07.20)


Probability is about estimating or calculating how likely or probable something is to happen. It can be used to estimate the likelihood of an outcome, for example, when throwing a die or tossing a coin. Probabilities can be written as fractionsdecimals or percentages.

Sum of probabilities

Consider the following facts:

1. When tossing a fair coin, the probability of obtaining a head is ½ and the probability of obtaining a tail is also ½. Adding the probabilities, you get:

½ + ½ = 1

2. Imagine you choose a letter at random from the word ‘SUMS’ – the probability of obtaining the letter S is ²⁄₄ (because S appears twice in the word, and there are 4 letters in total), the probability of obtaining the letter U is ¼ (because U appears once), and the probability of obtaining the letter M is also ¼, for the same reason.

Adding all these probabilities, you get:

²⁄₄ + ¼ + ¼ = 1

The sum of the probabilities of all possible outcomes must add up to 1. It cannot be greater or less than 1, or be a negative number.

Events that cannot occur at the same time are called mutually exclusive events. For example, a netball team can win, lose or draw but these things cannot take place at the same time – they are mutually exclusive. Since it is certain that one of these outcomes will happen, their probabilities must add up to 1.

If the probability that the netball team wins is 0.5 and the probability it draws is 0.2, then the probability of it losing must be 0.3.

Check: 0.5 + 0.2 + 0.3 = 1

LI: To apply my knowledge of probability


Thursday – Science


LI: To recognise that plants produce offspring

So that: I know offspring vary and are not identical to their parents.


Discuss: We know of shared characteristics between parents and their offspring when it comes to animals and humans.

What about plants? Do you know what characteristics a plant might share with its parent?

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If you look at the offspring and compare it with the adult, they may look similar and also different. They both have roots and seeds, and they both have long leaves which are the same colour. From offspring to adult, leaves are getting longer, flower has started to grow until it gets nice and tall. Although offspring doesn’t look exactly look like the adult, you can tell that they are related because they have a few things in common.

Some inherited traits of plants:

  • Leaf
  • Flower colour
  • Smell
  • Shape

To see whether plants are related, you can look at:

  • Leaves – all leaves are different – some have lines, thick leaves/thin leaves, some are smooth.
  • Flowers

Let’s look at one of the families of plants: Ferns

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  • They have the same leaves
  • They both have a steam and small leaves growing from it

This helps us know that they are related

Conifer Family

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  • Leaves are long a pointy


  • Green like its parent
  • Leaves are long like its parent.


Choose on the Plant Families.

Draw the offspring and the adult plant. Write about why the offspring varies from its parent (how it is similar and how it is different). Present this in any way that you like.

EXT: Sometimes, the leaves of a tree turn brown and fall off. When they turn brown, is this inherited from the adult or is it an acquired characteristic? Why?

Support: What is the same? What is different?




Current Affairs – Thursday


Introduction: It is difficult to remember everything you need to ask when visiting your new secondary school. The questions below are some great ones to consider.

Home learning: Use the questions below to help you ask all the right questions and discover a little more about your new school. You could do this by reading the school prospectus, questioning other students, visiting the school website or by filling out their ‘Having the Answers’ when visiting your new school (or on video chat with them).

In-School learning: Write the answer next to all the questions that you know for sure in your topic book. The answers you do not know, write the question down on a separate sheet of paper.

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Activity: In pairs, using the questions on the sheet, ask each other SIX questions about their new school. After you have asked and answered questions about each other.

Extension: You must remember just THREE of the answers and present your partners new school to the rest of the class.

Not only will this exercise develop speaking and listening skills, but it will also encourage you to share information about your school and, thus, feel a sense of belonging towards your new school.