Banks St Stephens CE Primary School

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17th January 20
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Year 6

Welcome to Year 6!


Our class teacher is Miss Baines and our teaching assistant is Mrs Marsh. 

Our topic for this term is called Survival. We will be learning about the extreme places on Earth and how people and animals survive in these environments. 

Our English unit is based all around the book Running Wild by Michael Morpurgo where we will be doing lots of different writing based on this wonderful story.

Please click on our topic letter below to find out more. 

We will update our page regularly with information and photos so please keep checking back to find out what we have been up to. 

Bird Beak Buffet


As part of our Science topic on Evolution and Inheritance, Year 6 investigated Charles Darwin's research into natural selection and survival of the fittest.

Each group was given a bird 'beak' and different kinds of food (lentils, sunflower seeds, marshmallows, sweets) which they had to get into their bird stomachs.

From this we discovered which 'beaks' were more suited to which type of food. We concluded that the birds with those beaks would have survived and been able to reproduce whereas the birds with the other beaks would not have survived. 

This then led us to talk about how animals have evolved to suit the environment that they live in.