Dogs, Dinos and DNA!

Year 6 continued their work on inheritance, evolution and Darwin by exploring what DNA is, how it helps decide what type of person we will be and how genetic engineering and selective breeding have affected living things around us.   We studied selective breeding in dogs, looking at how species Read more…

Fossil Facts

As part of our research into Darwin and his Theory of Evolution, Year 6 investigated what fossils are, where they are found, how they are formed and what types of fossils there are. We created information booklets using our 4 sentence paragraph strategy: statement, question, exclamation and command. The children Read more…

Stephen Lawrence Day

Inspired by the memory of Stephen Lawrence, Year 6 looked at the facts around an issue that has unfortunately become more prominent in recent months: the rise in knife crime.   We used Newsround’s investigations and animations to learn about the facts and figures around knife crime and hear recounts Read more…

Darwin’s Finches

Darwin is most famous for his ‘Theory of Evolution’ and how natural selection and evolution was evident during his studies of the finches of the Galapagos Islands. We looked at how we could study the differences between the beaks of each finch and how this has helped them to adapt Read more…

Galapagos Watercolours

As part of our studies on Darwin’s arrival and studies on the Galapagos islands, we created watercolour paintings of what he would have seen as he arrived on and ventured throughout the islands. We looked at how we could effectively mix colours, use different shades of the same colour, and Read more…

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