Term 4 - The Natural World
Our new topic is The Natural World: How important is it to adapt? and we will be focusing on Charles Darwin, as well as developing our geographical understanding of our beautiful world. Our Science learning will delve into Darwin's theory of evolution and how living things have had to adapt over millions of years. Here is our enquiry mat for the term.
We launched our new topic in a virtual story time, exploring our new class story of 'Darwin's Dragons', by Lindsay Galvin. We can't wait to find out what happens in this fictional tale of Darwin's voyage on his famous ship, HMS Beagle.
Our first lesson of the term started by exploring the life of Charles Darwin! We discussed what we already knew about his life, then explored his biography and began to examine the significance of him today. Remote learners and the keyworker children added their findings to our class Padlet: take a look at https://padlet.com/joe_hawkins/charlesdarwin.
After retrieving our learning of four figure grid references from Year 5, we learnt how to read and write six figure grid references. We examined the HMS Beagle's voyage across the globe, using six figure grid references to find precise locations.
Our Science lessons started by exploring the theory of Charles Darwin - evolution. We examined how living things have evolved over millions of years and what evidence there is for this. The children produced some fantastic work - both at home and remotely. Have a look at one example below sharing their scientific observations of how humans and elephants have evolved over time and considering why they had to adapt in this way:
Year 6 have been recapping features of biographies from last term, before researching and writing their on biographies of the brilliant Mary Anning. We have retrieved our learning from Science lessons exploring fossils in order to write some fantastic biographies about her life. Well done Deer Class!