Fascinating Fossils!

This week in Science, we examined how fossil records help us to understand evolutionary relationships. We learnt about Mary Anning and created a phylogenetic tree to show how...

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This week in Science, we examined how fossil records help us to understand evolutionary relationships. We learnt about Mary Anning and created a phylogenetic tree to show how patterns of changes in fossils have occurred over time.

In maths, we learnt about long division with remainders. The children have been doing so well with following the steps and learning how to find remainders as decimals and fractions. To consolidate learning, the worksheets from this week can be found here: Au2 W6 Division Remainders

In English, we have begun writing essays on the statement, ‘The risks posed by DNA research outweigh the potential benefits. Discuss.’ We have been applying the knowledge we’ve been learning about DNA and genetic engineering, and the children have been doing a great job with considering the degree to which DNA research is beneficial for human, animal and plant genetic editing.

We had a great time with a performance from Dip and Dab on Tuesday and we also had our RSE lessons this week.

Spellings for the week:

  • familiar
  • appreciate
  • achieve
  • develop
  • committee
  • deceive
  • protein

We are very excited that there are only 17 days until Christmas! Here’s a hilarious image to write about at home and continue to use cohesion in your writing, ensuring that your sentences and paragraphs flow:

Next week

  • English – continuing to learn about genetic engineering and writing our essays
  • Maths – learning about the order of operations with BIDMAS
  • A reminder that Family Friday is on Friday at 8.30 – 9.15am

Happy weekend everyone!

Year 6 Team