Investigating Evolution

Today Year 6 enjoyed learning about Charles Darwin's theory of evolution by natural selection.  We learnt about finches in the Galapagos Islands and how they adapted to fit their envrionment and food sources.  We then carried out our own investigations, observing which 'beaks' would work best for different food types.  We carried out a fair test using different stationery as bird beaks and tested to see which 'foods' they would pick up best and which birds we thought would be most successful. 

We then compared our results as a class and had to work out the mean average for each beak type before putting our results into a graph.  Next lesson we will be using our results to pull out findings and make conclusions on which birds we thought would be most successful at survival in different environments and why.

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In Year 6, the children are set weekly spellings on a Monday which are tested on a Friday.  On Thursday we also set two additional pieces of home learning which are due on a Tuesday.

In addition to this, children will be setting up revision folders over the spring half term, so please support them in using these and creating a revision timetable to help them organise their workload in preparation for SATs.  Please also continue to support your child by regularly reading with them, testing them on their times tables, and helping them to learn the Year 3/4 and Year 5/6 spelling words, which they will be expected to evidence in their writing in class.

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