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Year 6 Darwin's Finches


This week we have designed Christmas cards for our families, completed multiple science experiments and learnt about Charles Darwin’s theory of evolution and the finches of the Galapagos.

To design our Christmas cards we had to stick tissue paper to a picture of a dove and cut it out to make an abstract design for a unique touch. We have also completed some really fun science experiments were we had to test different objects: spoons, tweezers, pegs and scissors (we pretended these were the finches beaks) and picked up different objects: marbles, rice, macaroni and lentils with them. To see which beak type works better for the food that is in their area.

We also planned a ‘show not tell’ based on our literacy book, Floodland, to show the living conditions of a dwindling island.



This week we have finished our pictures of fish in art, typed up our finished product about characters feelings, created a game on a programing website and focused on angles in math.

For our fish we created the outline of a fish and then did the design in biro. We looked at intricate pictures of already drawn fish and then mimicked them in our own unique way.

In the computer room, on Purple Mash, we created a program so that when we clicked a turtle or pressed the space button, our game started to unfold. After playing a game that someone in our class had created, we looked at his coding and tried to make our own.

Our character descriptions in literacy this week have involved colons, semi-colons, alliteration and metaphors. In math, we have been learning how to solve angle problems and puzzles.