Our topic this term is 'Darwin's Delight'. We will find out about his epic journey on the HMS Beagle. We will have the opportunity to:
- Investigate his journey across the oceans
- Explore the Galapagos Islands and discover the many species that inspired Darwin to develop his theory of evolution
- See how plants and animals adapt to their environment
- Explore the effect of humans on plants and animals
- Investigate how humans have evolved over time and how they might look in the future
- Research some of the world's greatest explorers and naturalists.
Keep posted to find out more!
Using the LPS Question Matrix approach, Year 6 devised their own questions and areas to research during this topic. Following a class discussion they worked individually, or in pairs, to decide on what they would like to explore further during the topic.
Here are a selection of the questions:
- Finley - How did the evidence Charles Darwin collected prove his theory was right?
- Charlotte - What inspired Charles Darwin to become a scientist?
- Harry - How far away are the Galapagos Islands?
- Evie - If scientists can clone animals, why don't they save endangered species?
- Annabelle - What is natural selection?
- Gabby - What evidence did Charles Darwin have to support his theory?
- What is adaptation?
- What animals did Charles Darwin discover on the Galapagos Islands?
These questions, and more, have formed the basis of our work this term. They have been turned into whole-class tasks or 'Missions' that the children have worked on independently.