Y6 The Cuckoo and the Reed Warbler

Pupils learn how the cuckoo (a brood parasite) and the tiny reed warbler have evolved to outsmart each other. They compare the two birds and evaluate how each bird has evolved over time in their fight for survival.

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
  • WS - pupils might analyse the advantages and disadvantages of specific adaptations

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