Starting our New Topics in Year 6
The children have settled quickly into their new classrooms and have enthusiastically engaged with our Year 6 topics. They are already finding out about South America and have started an art project which will culminate in a piece of textile work inspired by the Mola of the Kuna people of Colombia.
In science, they have begun to learn about Charles Darwin and the Theory of Evolution. The children used a variety of tools, such as bulldog clips and tweezers, to model different beak shapes. They used these to see which was best at picking up various foods including dried beans, rice and sultanas. Their conclusions were that short strong beaks were good for cracking open nuts and seeds whilst long, thin, sharp beaks worked well for soft, squidgy foods such as worms.