Happily for us the whole school went to see the film 'Brave' which raised some questions! Had bears lived in Scotland? Which other animals had lived in Scotland and were now extinct? Had any been re-introduced? Should they be reintroduced? Lots of useful thinking has been going on which will feed into debates.
We recognised that the film makers had tried to accurately reproduce landscapes and native Caledonian Pine Forest. for the film.(Did you know there is only 1% of the original forest left?)
This year the BBC Autumnwatch team have been based in Scotland. One of the animals which they have been watching is the beaver which has been re-introduced in a controlled trial at the Aigas Field Centre near Inverness.
There are more beavers living wild in Argyll as part of the Scottish Beaver Trial.
We have begun labelling the big map of Scotland in the classroom...
and designing our own tartan!