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Vale View Primary School

Vale ViewPrimary School

Term 6

Our Topic this term is entitled 'Life on Earth'.

Who was Charles Darwin?  Where are the Galapagos islands and who lives there? How have humans and animals changed over time? Children examine fossils to understand the stages of evolution over time. They will study the timeline of evolution and be able to show the main stage of human evolution: Australopithecus, homo-habilis, homo-erectus, homo-sapiens. As geographers we will study climate zones and biomes. Locating the world’s countries, using maps to focus on Europe, North and South America, concentrating on their environmental regions, key physical and human characteristics, countries, and major cities

How can we tell a story through Art? Does all art have to be on paper? Working collaboratively we will create BIG Art installations, inspired by our Science learning and artists, who have overcome adversity to create an exhibition for visitors to explore which showcases our learning and understanding of Science, Geography and Art.


Learning Lift Off

For the day, we were archaeologists and palaeontologists. We used a range of tools to be able to remove the fossils from the sediment. We used our fossil encyclopaedias to be able to identify each of the fossils.



We have been learning how fossils are formed. We used bread to represent the layers of sediment and sweets to represents the remains of animals and eventually the fossils. We found out that pressure is added to the sediment and this is a crucial step in the formation of fossils.  



We have been learning about Charles Darwin and his voyage to the Galapagos islands. Read our diary entries to find out more…  

This term, we had our final session of yoga at Vale View. We brought together all of the skills that we have developed over the year and completed a yoga circuit. We worked collaboratively within our groups to form yoga poses and complete yoga challenges.