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A day in Darwin’s shoes

11 January 2019

Our new Topic in Year 6 this term is Evolution and Inheritance. We will be learning about the Theory of Evolution from Charles Darwin, as well as other famous scientists such as Mary Anning and her work on fossils. 

  • KS2 Year 6 Eagles Class
  • KS2 Year 6 Eagles Class
  • KS2 Year 6 Eagles Class
  • KS2 Year 6 Eagles Class
  • KS2 Year 6 Eagles Class
  • KS2 Year 6 Eagles Class
  • KS2 Year 6 Eagles Class

We began our unit with a very exciting Entry Point! The children stepped into Darwin’s shoes and became naturalists for the day! We used technology to virtually travel to Rottnest Island, just offshore from the city of Perth, in Western Australia.

Using QR codes, we explored different habitats and identified the different creatures living there. We came across a dugite, a quokka, a bridled tern and a New Zealand fur seal! We identified how they were adapted to suit their environment and noted particular features of each animal, in our explorer notebooks.

The children are really excited about our new topic and cannot wait to learn more about naturalists and explorers of the past. 

By: Anita Burgess

Upper KS2 Academic Leader, Year 6 Eagles Teacher