In year 6, we have been learning about how exercise affects our concentration and how we learn. We have been carrying out an experiment in science to investigate this. Before carrying out the experiment, we monitored our heart rate and noted down the score we achieved on times table rockstars. Last week, we sat for 15 minutes and then monitored heart rate and scores afterwards. This week, we walked for 15 minutes and next week we will run for 15 minutes. We are excited to find out how each activity affects our concentration.
Year 6 have jad a fantastic day at the Museum of Science and Industry in Manchester. We were able to explore the exhibitions and experiment gallery and carried out a workshop on the Wonder of Light – please look at our pictures below.
This week, in science, we investigated the effects of refraction. Refraction is the bending of light as it passes from one transparent substance into another. We investigated what happened to an arrow and other pictures when we looked at it through a glass of water .
This week in Science we have been learning about the eat well plate and the different food groups. The children worked in groups and made their own eat well plate. They did a fantastic job of sorting the foods into the correct food groups. Please see our pictures below.
Last week we began our new topic in Science on habitats. We explored the school grounds to see how many habitats we could discover. We found lots of insects and they all had different habitats. Here are some examples of what we found.
We have made such a good start to the school year! We have already learned lots and we are doing great with our extra responsibilities and being good role models for the other children.
In science, we learned about how we see things. We then modeled this to the class to show our understanding. Please see our pictures below.
As an introduction to our new topic on evolution and inheritance, we looked at the evolution of biscuits. Each pair had 6 biscuits and we had to put them in order of when we thought they were invented based on how they changed each time e.g. flavour, colour , layers and texture. We then related this to the theory of evolution and how other species have changed over time.
Year 6 had a fantastic science day! We chose to learn more about cold climates. First of all, we carried out an experiment to investigate which material would cause ice to melt faster – paper, plastic or metal. We put each ice cube on the material and observed what happened. Lots of us predicted that the ice cube on the plastic board would melt faster as it felt warmer than the metal pan; however we were wrong. The ice cube on the metal pan melted within a minute. This is because metal is a conductor of heat.
We then looked at how different animals adapt to their cold climates and presented our findings back to the class. Please have a look at our pictures below.
In science, year 6 have been learning about the circulatory system. On Tuesday, we played a group game where we had to memorise the steps in the circulatory process which were displayed around the classroom. The scribe in our group then had to write each step that we had memorised down and we had to order the statements. The first group to do this won.
We had lots of fun whilst learning about what happens every time our heart beats.
We have spent the whole day today doing Science! We began the day by setting up our experiment looking at how different liquids affect teeth. We placed hard boiled eggs in plastic cups and submerged them with different liquids. We used coke, Diet Coke, water, sparkling water, orange juice, vinegar, black currant cordial and lucozade. We will leave the eggs for 24 hours and then observe any changes.
Next we looked at the digestive system. We worked in groups to try and draw the system and label it. Then we created poo! This helped us understand what happens to the food we eat and what the digestive process is.
After that we used a disclosing tablet to identify where plaque gathers on our teeth. We had fun trying to scrub it off and had purple tongues for the whole afternoon.