Term 5 Darwin and Evolution
This term we will start off by going on a voyage of discovery as we follow Darwin's Voyage of the Beagle and ask the question 'Where did we come from?'. We will be exploring evolution and inheritance and looking at how traits are passed on from parent to offspring. We will look at how both plants and animals have adapted to survive in certain environments.
Later in the term we will be exploring the art work of Alberto Giacometti and thinking about the human form. We will look at proportion and movement and use skills of sculpting to create our own work based on the works of Giacometti.
This is a busy term as we approach the year 6 SATs which will take place in week 3 (letters have been sent out with further details of this).
Please find below a link with some websites that will help with revision. Also, please don't forget to practise Maths skills using Mathletics and spellings on Spelling frame.
This has been an incredibly busy week for everyone in Year 5 and 6. Our Year 6 have been working hard on their Sats tests during the mornings, whilst Year 5 have been working on an exciting project with Mr Farrell and Miss Wyatt. In Computing, the Year 5s have been learning about different computing platforms and networks, investigating how computers communicate with each other. Year 5 have also been learning programming skills using the programme Scratch. Linked with our Science topic of Darwin and Evolution, Year 5 have been learning about the Galapagos Islands; how the animals have evolved and adapted to the prevailing conditions of each unique island. Year 5 went on to imagine the discovery of another island in the Galapagos, what its flora and fauna would be like and how the animals are adapted to their habitat. The children now know what their end of year production will be and auditions will be held next week for Year 6. We are sure it is going to be an amazing show.
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We hope you had a fantastic Bank Holiday Weekend ! Mrs Shaw will be accompanying children from the choir to perform at Young Voices in Birmingham on 3rd May and we hope they enjoy the experience immensely. Back in Falcon, this week we will be checking up on the biodegradability experiment we set up during Stem Week in Term 4. We have already been surprised by some of the changes we have noted in the specimen jars. An update will follow later.
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Welcome back! We hope you have all had a lovely Easter break. The children have come back refreshed and raring to get stuck into the new term's learning and our first topic is Evolution and Inheritance. From this term onwards, we will be reverting to changing for PE at school, so it would be great if PE kits come into school at the beginning of the week and can be taken home to be washed when required. Many thanks for your help with this. In Friday's Celebration Assembly, we all enjoyed watching the recording of Paxcroft's Dance Festival entry. It was great seeing the dancers' skill and enjoyment as they performed. Very well done to all who took part in that!