So far in Year 6 we have been learning about: Interdependence and Adaptation.
We have been looking at different animals, plants and microorganisms.
Throughout the topic we have had chance to investigate what living things we have in and around our school grounds, how living things are grouped and classified and also getting chance to create our own classification keys and following others.
We have been able to see how these living things are adapted to the environment they are in and how they all depend on each other.
We have also had chance to touch on areas of this topic we have covered before, such as food chains and habitats of living things.
Within this topic, Year 6 had the opportunity to visit Blackpool Zoo to help us with looking at habitats, adaptation and endangered species.
In our new Science topic, we have been investigating how shadows are formed and how light travels.
This also included using different things, we have around the house, to see which materials were; opaque, translucent and transparent.
In Year 6 we have been learning about: Electricity.
We have been looking at the different components within circuits and the symbols which represent them in diagrams. We thought about the reasons why we use symbols in diagrams rather than words or pictures.
We have discussed how electricity travels through series and parallel circuits and what happens when a circuit is incomplete/broken. To do this, we drew diagrams, used electrical equipment and even made a human version of both a series and parallel circuit.
Within this topic, Year 6 had the opportunity to use equipment to see the effects of changing aspects of a circuit. For example, Year 6 noticed that having a cell (group of two or more batteries) in a circuit increased the brightness of a bulb. After discussing hazards and staying safe when using electricity, Year 6 had the chance to conduct their own investigation in small groups using: batteries, bulbs, wires and buzzers.
The other science topics Year 6 will cover this year are: