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Year 6

Year 6 Overview 2020 - 2021

Autumn Half Term 1 - Darwin's Delights


Ship ahoy! We're off on an exciting journey, with Charles Darwin, to the Galapagos Islands. 


During this half term, we're going to investigate a range of animal specimens, describing the characteristics of the creatures, and labelling their body parts using a wide range of resources. We'll investigate adaptation, natural selection, variation and inheritance. After examining letters and journal entries written by Darwin, we'll write our own examples. We'll collect natural items and discover what plants live around our school. We'll retrace Darwin's steps using maps and create sketchbooks to record the plants, flowers and tress we encounter. Using maps and globes, we'll plan an expedition. What will the weather be live and what physical and man-made features might we encounter? 


Help your child prepare for their project


Charles Darwin was a world-renowned naturalist, geologist and physicist, and we're going to follow in his footsteps. Why not collect samples of plant life from your garden and see if you can identify them? You could make detailed sketches of the plant you find, just like Darwin. 

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