During the Spring term we will be exploring Animals including humans and Evolution. We will build on the knowledge that we built up about the natural world during the Autumn term and continue to work on our knowledge of classification. We will also learn to discuss how bodies are affected by substance and actions, as well as discovering and investigating animal adaptations and how they contributed to the evolution of different species.
During the Autumn term Year 5 explored Living things and their habitats as well as Electricity.
We explored how living things are classified into broad groups according to common observable characteristics, as well as researching and writing a biography about Carl Linnaeus. Additionally, we linked our grammar studies to the natural world using the Natural Curriculum and along with using the natural world to inspire us, we classified all the animals that helped us with our grammar.
We learnt to associate the brightness of a lamp with the number and voltage of batteries used in a circuit, as well as giving reasons for variations in how components of a circuit function. We used recognised scientific symbols when representing circuits as diagrams.