► PSHE - MENTAL HEALTH and WELL-BEING
If worries grow from seeds of doubt, then let's grow something useful and beautiful.
► IT'S BREAK TIME
► HANDWRITING and SPELLING
► ENGLISH and SCIENCE
Science - Adaptation:
After watching the clip, can you now write a definition for 'adaptation' in your own words.
Watch it again if necessary.
Then write a definition to clarify the meaning of adaptation.
Which root word/stem word do you think the word adaptation is derived from?
Write a list of all the words you think can be morphed from the root word.
Adaptations are special features that plants and animals develop to suit the place where they live.
For example, camels live in hot and dry climates. How do you think they have adapted, over the years, in their climate? What adaptations have evolved to help them to this survive in their environment.
Watch the video below to find out about the adaptations of camels, giraffes and penguins. Did you know all of these facts about camels?
Adaptations that make an animal suited to one environment can make it very difficult for it to live somewhere else. Imagine a fish that is adapted to living underwater left on dry land. The gills it uses to breathe cannot work in the air and it has no lungs – it would quickly die.
This is the reason why it is important to protect habitats for wildlife. If a particular environment is destroyed all the animals that live in it may also die.
Explore the PowerPoint below for some examples of adaptation.
► IT'S LUNCH TIME
► AFTERNOON SESSION
Science, Music and Art - all morphed into one!
Cross-curricular: I am adapting! (Do you see what I did there? )
We'll start the afternoon with a little song - be careful, you could be singing the chorus all afternoon!
Think of all the adaptations you have learnt about today.
I would like you to create your ideal animal on a double page spread.
It may have morphed from several creatures. It may have:
- you then need to write labels and facts about your animal and tell me why it needed to morph and adapt over the years to be this excellent specimen.
Off you go - get sketching! Draw it large so that we can see as much detail as possible. I DO NOT want tiny images.
Play your favourite music to either relax you or invigorate and energise you, and get those creative skills flowing out of your finger tips!
If you have access to a printer, you might be able to print some images off and the create a montage of an animal, try different features together and then, once you have decided on the perfect animal, with some many useful features, you could begin to sketch it. Have fun!
If you are stuck for ideas, search: morphed animals.
However, you need to know reasons why they might have morphed this way.
What are the uses of the various morphed body parts?
► MINDFULNESS and WELL-BEING
Emotional Literacy, Discussion and Enquiry
Your choice: choose one pair of cards.
Answer the four questions.
Your choice: complete one of the activities.
You can complete the other activity in your own time.
► ON THIS DAY IN HISTORY