Spring term 2 - Rocks and soils
This half term the children have been learning about where rocks are found, how rocks are made and classifying them according to their own criteria. They have discovered how fossils are made and have made their own fossil imprints using seashells.
Spring term 1 - Plants
The children have begun learning about plants. They have identified the main parts of a plant and know what each part does. They have set up an investigation to determine what plants need to grow.
The children have concluded that our seeds will not germinate without water. They were surprised that the seeds which were kept in the dark have actually grown the most.
Spring term1 - continuation of Light.
This week the children were challenged to find the best material to use in a baby’s bedroom to prevent them from waking early when the sun shines in the room. We discussed what opaque, transparent and translucent means and how shadows are formed by an absence of light.
Our science topic this half term is light. During the first lesson children sorted some objects which provide light and some which don’t. They were amazed to find out that the moon does not produce its own light. They know that dark is the absence of light.
This week they have used feely bags to try to identify some everyday objects without using their sense of sight. They realised that it was much harder to identify the objects just using their sense of touch.
Our science topic this half term is Animals including humans. We have found out that humans need 7 different nutrients to ensure they grow well and are healthy and strong. The children worked in groups to match the nutrients with their job and the foods which are high in that nutrient.
This week Class 6 has been learning about eating a well-balanced diet. They discussed foods which they should eat often, foods they should eat sometimes, and foods they should eat as a treat. They used the various foods on their tables to create their own balanced meal.
In science the children have been learning about skeletons. They know that there are 3 types of skeleton; endoskeleton, exoskeleton and hydrostatic skeleton. They have also looked at the common names for the bones in the human skeleton. With support, they labelled our school skeleton (Fred). Finally in groups they assembled their own skeleton and labelled the main bones.