Conduction

Through drama and demonstrations today Year 6 discussed and explored how heat is conducted through solids, liquids and gases. The children discussed how the particles vibrate much quicker when heated; how they collide into each other; how vibrations are passed through each particle until thermal equilibrium is reached. We set Read more…

Thermal equilibrium

In science year 6 explored thermal equilibrium through two different hands on, practical activities. We discussed how when we say something is ‘hot’ or ‘cold’ we are saying it is hot or cold compared to us. The children explored this theory by placing their hands in freezing water, room temperature Read more…

Science (Heat)

Today Year 6 started their new topic in Science – Heat. First the children recapped prior learning all about states of matter and how particles behave. Through drama, the children  demonstrated the behaviour of particles before they started to learn about the effectives of heat on the particles as they Read more…

Hidden sugars

For our new Design and technology unit we are learning all about healthy eating.  This week we looked at hidden sugars in drinks.  We had to guess how many teaspoons of sugar were in Coke, Diet Coke, a Smoothie and Strawberry water. We were really surprised that there are 9 Read more…

The little red hen

In literacy we have been reading the story the little red hen. The animals did not want to help the hen make the bread until it was time to eat the bread. However the little red hen decided she was not going to share the bread with the other animals. The Read more…

Our Digestive Systems

This afternoon, Maple have been learning about the digestive system. We watched Mrs Grindrod show us how our teeth and saliva mashed up some banana and biscuit. We learnt how the food travels down our oesophagus and into our stomach. Read one of our letters to ‘Mr Toilet’ to find Read more…

Forest Formulations

In Year 5, we have been learning about formulations. We have learnt that a formulation is when a specific amount of substances are mixed together to create a product such as foods and fuels. We created used formulation to create a chocolate cake mixture. We then filled oranges with this Read more…

Forest Science

This half term Year 5 are incorporating their science topic of ‘Separating Mixtures’ into their Forest School sessions. This week everyone had a great time being outdoor scientists. First we used natural resources to create diagrams showing different states of matter. After this some children explored the mixture station and Read more…

Vertebrates and Invertebrates

Maple have been comparing human anatomy to other animals this afternoon. We worked in pairs to try and identify which animals have backbones and which don’t. We discussed which of these animals had exoskeletons and which had endoskeletons. We classified the animals into vertebrates and invertebrates.

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