This term our theme is ‘Survival of the Fittest’. As part of this, Year 6 will be working hard revising and practising arithmetic, reading and comprehension skills ready for May. Our theme work will be based around the science of evolution, inheritance and adaptation. We will learn that living things produce offspring of the same kind, but normally offspring vary and are not identical to their parents in the context of inheritance. We will spend time identifying scientific evidence that has been used to support or refute ideas or arguments; how adaptation may lead to evolution by examining the theories of evolution constructed by Darwin and Wallace.
Our geography work will build on our knowledge of Biomes around the world. We will describe and understand key aspects of climate zones, biomes and vegetation belts as well as use maps, atlases and globes to locate countries and describe features studied.
As part of all this theme work we will be looking at influential people from the Victorian period include Rudyard Kipling (linked to our English) and Mary Anning (linked to our English and science). We will learn to orally retell stories from memory as well as research, information to write a biography. With our work on Mary Anning we also plan to go the Peterborough Museum and study first hand fossils that are millions of years old.
In R.E we will be trying to answer the big question ‘What does it mean to be a Buddhist?’ Our PSHE work will cover working together, recognising our own strengths and skills and understanding how we are perceived by others. We will become more aware of how our strengths may be useful in a range of different careers in the future.