Year 6 Science Blog Day Two

Our amazing Year 6s have continued their science journey while still in self-isolation.

On Tuesday, we went right back to the start and reminded ourselves all about electrical energy.

The children had to find electrical items in their house, and then identify whether they converted energy into heat, light, movement or sound energy.. Jake, Josh and Maram shared these:

On Wednesday, we went back to one of the most important things we have been learning this term: the difference between non-renewable and renewable energy, and where these types of energy come from.

Listen to Jala, who is clearly now a bit of an expert!:

Yassmin also did her own fantastic scientific notes about energy:

I’ve been amazed by the quality of work that the children are doing in isolation. Super work all!

Zoom with Cata from Re- Source

Year 5 had a zoom call with the owner of a local ‘Zero’ waste shop today. Cata, who runs the shop with her husband and daughter, explained that the huge effort that is needed to keep the shop going is worth it as she knows she’s doing an amazing thing for the community and the planet.

We asked her questions about how well her business is going and what she enjoyed about running the shop.

Here are some of our questions we asked her :

How long have you had an interest in creating a ‘Zero waste’ shop?

Well, since i was your age really! Around 9-10 years old.

Do you get the same people or different people in your shop as customers?

I see some of the same people. Some people start out by buying a few things and after a couple of visits they are buying a lot more. Some people just pop in for sweets!

Do you have containers for customers who come in without jars?

Yes! We use paper bags but the more people come in the more they bring their own.

Is it difficult without plastic packaging?

It can be but we work with wholesalers who have the same outlook as us. We have deliveries with as little plastic as possible but we do actually accept Bioplastic as long as it’s the compostable kind!

We also gave Cata an insight into our Science project ideas which she was impressed with.

Cata answered a huge amount of questions and even invited us in to say hello if we were passing!

Yeti Project Research – Day one

Today was full of excitement. We read an interesting article about the importance of recognising the hope that environmentalists have of changing our future for the better where we can involve our whole community to make a difference. From this, we discussed how our projects would look in our groups, decided on Driving questions and spoke about the pros and cons of internet research. We have so many amazing ideas to explore!

We learnt how to use the highlight tool in word and collated our research using sub headed questions.

We can’t wait to do it all again tomorrow!

Year 3 Science Fair Blog – Day One

Year 3 are self-isolating at the moment, but we have had an incredible first week of home learning with the children producing over 700 pieces of work!
All the children have engaged amazingly and have immersed themselves into learning, taking part and creating exciting work.

We have continued our learning from before we had to self-isolate, all about ‘The Nervous System’ and ‘Our Mental Health and Well-being’. The children have engaged in written work, creating colour poems, making posters about exercise – linking physical and mental well-being, constructing brains, watching exciting videos, learning about how our feelings affect us and researching what we can do to look after our mental health.

Well Done Year 3!

What do we know now?

Monday 23rd November 2020

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What do we know now?

This afternoon, we have been looking at our books to find out all the different things we have been learning this term so far. Throughout, we have been asking questions, investigating, researching and analysing our findings. Today, we have worked in groups to create mind maps and word banks. We couldn’t believe all the information we have learnt already!!

  • Biomes: polar, aquatic, savannah, desert, terrestrial, rainforest, tundra, taiga, deciduous, grassland.
  • Ecosystem services: pollution control, soil formation, pest control, water cycle, pollination, oxygen production, flood control.
  • Greta Thunberg
  • Climate change
  • Air, water, plastic and noise pollution
  • Biodiversity: Lots of different living things, animals, fungi, algae, plants
  • Habitats, the homes of animals
  • Different classes and species of animals
  • Landscapes
  • Air quality
  • Adaptations
  • Flower dissection and labelling
  • Layers of earth: crust – which is where we live and the biosphere is, mantle, core, outer core
  • Reuse, reduce, recycle
  • Upcycled in homesteading
  • We have met experts, Isabelle and Nick
  • We learnt about the broads
  • Our wants, needs and the impacts these have
  • Deforestation
  • Communities
  • Camouflage
  • Seasons: spring, summer, autumn, winter
  • Animal Maslow

Year 6 Science Fair Blog Day One

Year 6 are self-isolating until Monday 30th November. But this has not stopped us! We have been doing our Science learning on Seesaw.

We found out this week about what carbon neutral means, and how we can make our homes more energy efficient (to stop us wasting so much energy).

Here is a slideshow showing just a few examples of the amazing learning that was done on Seesaw last week:

This term we have learnt so much! We have found out about different types of energy, types of fuel, how electricity is made, what global warming and Greenhouse Gases are…The list goes on! Paul created a quiz to help us check how much we can remember.You can try it out here: https://www.quiz-maker.com/QADYUUU72

On Wednesday we made our own presentations about the types of fuels we use to produce energy. Check out Althea’s from Dragon Class.

Althea did a presentation about renewable and non-renewable sources of energy.

We are scientists…

This week our projects move from the precision phase (where the kids work hard to secure the scientific knowledge, skills and understanding needed to answer the brief) to the generalisation phase (where the children come back together to plan how they will respond to and answer the brief. The generalisation phase is always fascinating as children and staff grapple with the big ideas they have been exploring and collaborate to come up with sustainable solutions.  Keep checking in with the blog to find out how they are doing.  

We are scientists….

This week our projects move from the precision phase (where the kids work hard to secure the scientific knowledge, skills and understanding needed to answer the brief) to the generalisation phase (where the children come back together to plan how they will respond to and answer the brief. The generalisation phase is always fascinating as children and staff grapple with the big ideas they have been exploring and collaborate to come up with sustainable solutions.  Keep checking in with the blog to find out how they are doing.  

We are scientists

This week our projects move from the precision phase (where the kids work hard to secure the scientific knowledge, skills and understanding needed to answer the brief) to the generalisation phase (where the children come back together to plan how they will respond to and answer the brief. The generalisation phase is always fascinating as children and staff grapple with the big ideas they have been exploring and collaborate to come up with sustainable solutions.  Keep checking in with the blog to find out how they are doing.  

We are scientists

This week our projects move from the precision phase (where the kids work hard to secure the scientific knowledge, skills and understanding needed to answer the brief) to the generalisation phase (where the children come back together to plan how they will respond to and answer the brief. The generalisation phase is always fascinating as children and staff grapple with the big ideas they have been exploring and collaborate to come up with sustainable solutions.  Keep checking in with the blog to find out how they are doing.