Year 6 has started this term with a WOW! Dead specimen? Who would be so brave? Well, only the curious mini scientists of year 6 would accept that challenge. We are exploring Charles Darwin and his findings and have been intrigued by a man who died in 1882 and whose forward thinking still inspires many today. We looked at dead rat pups, mice pinkies and chicken feet before beginning our investigation into natural selection and evolution. Yuck indeed but who says science is dull or history is boring?
Students have gone into full swing as they have begun researching the species on the Galapagos Islands and looking at what Charles Darwin’s theory is all about. Our mini scientists will be calculating distances across the hemispheres and exploring a hidden gem. Maths will be interesting as we calculate distances, time, position and directions. With all this wealth of knowledge students will record their findings as journal and diary entries. I can’t wait to see what they will produce.
Come with us on our amazing voyage!