Key Stage 2 - Adaptation & Evolution

Whatever the topic, we frame your visit to help students to spice up their creative thinking, spread freedom's wings, and sow the seeds of self-determination. These courses recognise the importance of developing the whole person from the very start, reducing over-protection while loving guidance remains in place. 

Key Terms & Concepts

Roots, Stems, Leaves, Flowers, Seeds, Fruits
Producers, Photosynthesis, Sugar, Sunlight, Water
Adaptations, Survival, Predation
Flowering Plants, Pollination, Seed dispersal, Germination, 
Non-flowering plants, Tubers, Bulbs, Runners, 

Students explore the role of parts of a flowering plant by dressing up in larger-than-life adaptations. 
Students enjoy the freedom to observe a range of animal enclosures to identify the dominant plant survivors, and are challenged to explain how their defences work.
A treasure hunt drives students to find a range of extraordinary leaves and methods of seed dispersal
Students are challenged to find examples of non-flowering methods of plant reproduction, and we discuss the genetic consequences

 

Key Terms & Concepts

Adaptations, Camouflage, Predation, Senses
Herbivore, Carnivore, Omnivore, 
Labels, Annotations, 
Canines, Incisors, Molars, Jaw, Tusk, 

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Students wear larger-than-life adaptations from the dressing-up box to compare the contrasting survival requirements of a carnivore and herbivore.
Students produce scientific drawings with annotations while enjoying up-close engagement with a range of birds and mammals. We pay attention to their feeding behaviour, unexpected features and students' own authentic questions. 

We conclude by identifying the types of teeth in a range of archaological skulls of the species studied, including the tusks developed from canines in the mature male pig

Students enjoy concept-based runaround games to experience the consequences of variation in beak shape for catching prey, the role of camouflage to evade predation, and are challenged to explain how species appear to be perfectly designed to fit their environment.
Students compare contrasting characteristics of breeds of the same species and suggest hypothetical habitats in which each would thrive. For example, the compact, woolly, ginger Mangaliza and the long, lean Large Black Pig with floppy elephant ears?

test of what is a body script