Our topic in Term 2 will mainly be based on the theories of evolution being examined and studying the life of Charles Darwin. Plus, the texts available to support his evolution proposals. This topic is a great opportunity to link science and history.
In science, we will recognise that living things have changed over time and that fossils provide information about living things that inhabited the Earth millions of years ago. We will understand that living things produce offspring of the same kind, but normally offspring vary and are not identical to their parents. Finally, we will identify how animals and plants are adapted to suit their environment in different ways and that adaptation may lead to evolution. Working scientifically, we will plan experiments with scientific equipment, record accurate data and present the results clearly.
We will be learning to effectively use the features of Explanation to write a story about evolution and the discoveries from Charles Darwin. This will link to our class text of ‘On the Origin of Species’. We will also be exploring non-chronological report techniques used to provide more information about the history of evolution and the science behind it. In grammar, we will be focussing on implementing and positioning relative and subordinating clauses into our sentences to ensure added detail.
We teach the elements of the National Curriculum through a mastery outlook and with a ‘real life’ element incorporated. This term, our subject learning will focus on: