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Summer Term 2019

Life on Earth!

This term our IPC topic is called Life on Earth.

The Big Idea
First there was the big bang! Then life began on Earth 3.8 billion years ago. But when did humans arrive and where did we come from? How do different parts of your body function and how are humans different from other animals? If we can find out the answer to these questions perhaps we can figure out where we are heading in the future…

In Science, we’ll be finding out:

  • How life began in the sea then came out of the sea
  • How fossils provide information about living things from the past
  • Why the dinosaurs died out
  • About the classification of plants and animals
  • How plants and animals reproduce
  • How living things evolve and change over time
  • How humans are different from other animals
  • About the brain, nervous system, bones and muscles in your body
  • How plants and animals are adapted to their environment
  • How adaptation leads to evolution
  • Whether there is life on other planets

In Technology we’ll be finding out:

  • What foods early humans ate, grew and cooked
  • About prehistoric food and cooking techniques
  • How to prepare a healthy meal

In International, we’ll be finding out:

  • How superbugs evolve and spread around the world
  • How we can improve the health of the world's children
  • Why we should prevent species extinction
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