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Maple Room Working as Scientists

How does the heart pump blood?

Heart experiment We did an experiment to see what happened to our heart when we did different exercise. We measured 10m using a trundle wheel to make sure it was a fair test. First we measured our heart beats sitting down, then walking, then jogging then sprinting. (Zarah) After each we measured our heart rate […]


Y6 Science reports – Collaborative Assessments

Year 6 have been completing their “Does Matter really matter?” reports over the past week. Today we started by looking at what a good report would look like. We assessed the piece of writing against the criteria that we thought should be included. We then went back into class to complete our final drafts. This […]


Were dinosaurs real?

In Maple class we answered the question…Were dinosaurs real? We answered this question by looking at what we can learn from fossils and how fossils are made. First we studied the process of how fossils are made and we made our own fossils using a similar process. We learnt that fossils are bones that have […]


Where do diamonds come from?

In maple this week we have been answering our question…Where do diamonds come from? We have carried out some investigations to learn more about how they form. Before half term we had looked at how rocks are made and how our earth has many different layers. How do diamonds or crystals form? John: I learnt […]


Year 6 Science Festival Explorium – Session 3

Our final session is looking at healthy eating. We have considered what nutrition is and looked at our favourite foods. Children have looked at the different food groups and then sorted everyday foods in to the correct food groups. Children have then been tasked with naming 10 different types of fruit and vegetables.


Year 6 Science Festival Explorium – Session 2

Session two is all about Chemistry. How do we use fuel? How can we try to use renewable sources of energy? What are the problems with fossil fuels? The children have been learning how we can use solar and wind power to provide and generate energy. Children have been learning how reusable sources are important […]


Year 6 – UEA Science Festival Explorium – session 1

Our group of children at the Science Festival Explorium are taking part a selection of workshops looking at Pharmacy, Chemistry and Biology. Children have started learning about bacteria, antibiotics and what you need to do as a pharmaceutical scientist!


Why do volcanoes erupt?

In Maple class this week we have asked the question… “Why do volcanoes erupt?” We watched videos of volcanic eruptions and talked about where the name volcano comes from. John was very excited to learn that it came from a Roman god called Vulcan who was the god of fire. We then coloured and labeled […]


What do different parts of the brain do?

Maple asked the question ‘what do different parts of the brain do?’ We carried out a number of activities and tests to explore the things the brain can do. We made brain hats that showed us the different areas of the brain and what they do. We made electrical circuits and made our own switches […]


Year 5 carry out a day long science experiment!

On Wednesday, Year 5 spent the day investigating whether there is a relationship of movement between the earth and the sun!  First, we discussed how we could use a metre stick, a traffic cone and some chalk to test our hypothesis that the stick’s shadow will move and change length as the school day went […]