Oxford Road Community School

Year 6 Beech 2

Welcome to our new Year 6 page for 2018-2019! This term we will be learning all about Extreme Survivors. This gives us a good opportunity to develop our scientific skills as we investigate and explore evolution, adaptation and survival in extreme climates. The class are looking forward to their new topic, in addition to writing biographies and explanation texts in Literacy and place value and calculation in Maths. 


In Science, we have started to learn about genetics, which  is the study of how certain traits are passed on from one generation to the next. This will lead to understand how animals and plant adapt to suit their environment. In our first lesson, we were trying to recognise that living things produce offspring of the same kind, but normally offspring vary and are not identical to their parents. This is an incredibly interesting yet challenging topic and we all have embraced it with open arms. Throughout the lesson we were able to explore, explain and justify our responses with evidence. We used Punnet Squares to help us find the probability of certain traits being passed on. This allowed us to link our science learning to fractions, decimals and percentages which we will learn in Maths. Below are some examples of some of our learning!

Genetics Learning

Genetics Learning 2



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