Autumn term 1
Our topic question this term is ‘Does pollution effect evolution?’ During this topic we will be learning about significant individuals and their contribution towards reversing the signs of climate change. We will explore and research the damaging effects plastic and pollution has on the environment and the impact it has currently and for our future. As our research continues we will delve into the reasons many animals are endangered or extinct. To find out about how and why animals are becoming extinct we will be using our geographical skills to locate countries and their human geographical features. This will help us gather an understanding of their climate change footprint and what the country needs to do to help the wildlife. As part of our topic, we will be visiting the aquarium “The Deep” in Hull.
In science this term we will be exploring the theory of Evolution. We will be focusing on developing our scientific enquiry skills to ask relevant questions, make detailed observations and use and present scientific evidence to conclude our findings. We will begin the topic exploring inheritance – specifically looking at our own families and determining what features we inherit from our parents and grandparents to then looking at animal inheritance. Later in the topic, we will explore the theory of adaptation looking at how animals and plants have adapted to live in their environments. To conclude the topic we will look at scientific theorists who have develop the theory of evolution and debate ‘Should humans control evolution?’
Our History focus this term is the ‘Shang Dynasty’. During this topic we will use our chronological knowledge and previous learning to help us identify where the Shang Dynasty took place in our world’s history. We will then explore the hierarchy and how life compared for the different classes of people living in China at that time. We will explore artefacts found by historians and consider the questions posed, how historians found out what the artefacts were and what they tell us about society during the Shang Dynasty. To complete the topic we will use our knowledge to create a PowerPoint of the Shang Dynasty and present it to the other classes.