Y6 Evolution and Adaptations

Pupils look at the range of adaptations that have evolved in a number of common animals. They have to research and identify how these adaptations help each of these animals to survive in their habitats.

Learning Objectives:

  • PoS - identify how animals and plants are adapted to suit their environment in different ways and that adaptation may lead to evolution
  • NaG - pupils should also appreciate that variation in offspring over time can make animals more or less able to survive in particular environments, for example by exploring how giraffes’ necks got longer, or the development of insulating fur on the arctic fox
  • WS - pupils might analyse the advantages and disadvantages of specific adaptations, such as being on two feet rather than four, having a long or a short beak, having gills or lungs

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