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This term our topic is …
This term we will be very busy indeed! From a variety of trips, bikeability, swimming, a residential and an end of year performance.
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Evolution and Expedition
Our summer term topic is ‘Evolution and Expedition’ which follows the world famous scientist Charles Darwin on his expedition on the HMS Beagle. The topic starts by learning about the father of evolution and his life and works which famously culminated in the writing the book ‘On the Origin of Species’.
The children will learn how this was inspired by his findings and observations after his worldwide voyage to places like the Galapagos Islands where he realised that some species of birds had adapted to their sounding but had a shared ancestry. As a result, a lot of science will be covered by the children who will learn about how living things have changed over time and that fossils provide information about living things that inhabited the Earth millions of years ago. Furthermore, the children will learn to identify how animals and plants are adapted to suit their environment in different ways and that adaptation may lead to evolution; in addition, they will also learn about life cycles of animals and plants amongst many other areas of science.
Art is the final area of the curriculum we will look at as famously Darwin recorded in detail all that he observed. Therefore, this will present a lovely opportunity for the children to learn and develop their sketching technique.
Autumn term 2021-22 – It’s all Greek to me!
Summer term 2020-21 – Why is it that?
Spring Term 2020-21 – My past, present and future
Autumn Term 2020-21 – Where would we be without Science?