| Year 6

In science, Y6 have been finding out about Darwin’s theory of evolution and his work with finches on the Galapagos Islands. The children enjoyed testing out different pretend beaks and foods, in order to find out which shapes suited which food types. They shared their findings during a Meet breakout session and were then able to use their knowledge to predict which of the Galapagos Islands finches with certain beak types would live on, according to the food available. Further work in science investigated inherited traits and how this could lead to the evolution of variations within species.

Last weekend, the children were encouraged to take part in the RSPB’s Big Bird Watch, to observe the native birds in their own gardens, using their observation skills in a similar way to Darwin and other evolutionary biologists. It was lovely to hear of the children’s experiences as they spent time outdoors and Adam shared some photographs of a robin that he took, of which he was justifiably proud.

Following on from science, the children worked in ICT to create presentations focussing on the life and work of Darwin. Before creating their own Slides, they analysed the good and bad features of a presentation, and drew up their own success criteria for their work. We are hoping that they will be able to present their Slides in person, once everyone is back at school.