Our next topic is called Darwin's Delights, this topic will last for the next 3 weeks until Half Term.
We’re off on an exciting expedition with Charles Darwin and his crew on HMS Beagle. Can you trace his route across the vast ocean? Stop at the magical Galápagos Islands to see the amazing species that helped Charles Darwin to develop his theory of evolution by natural selection. Do you know what’s so special about a lava lizard, or why the blue-footed booby has blue feet? See how animals adapt to their environments over time and meet some of the world’s greatest explorers and naturalists. Imagine how humans will evolve in millions of years. It’s a scary thought. Ready to trace the origin of species? Let’s set sail.
Monday 25th January
Who was Charles Darwin and why was he so important?
Create a fact file all about Charles Darwin – be creative!
Research his life and his achievements (especially the voyage on the HMS Beagle), and create a timeline to illustrate his life.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Dm7l7U0KBE This video might help!
Tuesday 26th January
Plotting Darwin’s Journey
Use the interactive map: https://esripm.maps.arcgis.com/apps/MapTour/index.html?appid=dee8797954fe4526953075225c26646c#map to plot Darwin’s Journey on the HMS Beagle on your own map. You could either:
Draw your own map and plot the journey
Print out the map template and plot the journey
Describe the Journey in paragraphs
Challenge: Can you add timings onto your map?
Wednesday 27th January
Create a Travel Brochure/fact file/presentation all about the Galapagos Islands. You can present this in any way you like, get creative!
Thursday 28th January
Go on a nature walk or explore your garden. Collect a range of natural items in pots or pockets, just like Darwin. Go back inside and sketch them, note down their features and sort them into groups based on their features. Present your work clearly and neatly, in a scientific way.
Friday 29th January
Task 1: Match the animal classes with their descriptions and then think of 5 animals that could go in each category.
Task 2: Using the example create your own Classification key for a list of animals.
Mini Kixx & Music
It is important to do a variety of things but in particular, it is important to keep moving! Here is your link for Mini Kixx for this week, enjoy!
Music is a brilliant way of doing something different! Here is your link from Mrs Thacker for week 2 of Music fun!