Year 6 Science Blog- Day 4

How does electricity travel?

Today we went back to something we first learnt about way back in September- how is electricity generated and how does it travel to our homes?

First, we watched the fantastic YouTube film ‘How does electricity get into our homes?’ Check it out:

Then, we were asked to draw a diagram of how energy travels from a Power Station, to our homes. We were asked to carefully label important things like ‘transformer’, ‘pylons’ and ‘substation’.

Our final challenge was to write 7 sentences to tell the story of this journey in detail.

Once again, Year 6 rose to the challenge and the work they produced was staggering.

Check out the amazing work submitted by Anas, Connor, Jake, Naima and Tegan:

On Monday, we finally get to be back in class working together on our Science Fair presentations. We can’t wait!

Year 6 Science Blog Day 3

How long will fossil fuels last?

Today, our learning was about fossil fuels and how much longer they will last.

We first had to watch this short film:

Then, were asked to look closely at this bar chart. Could we work out which of the three main fossil fuels we would still be able to use when we were 50?

Anas, Julia, Layla, Lily P, Magnus and Naima all showed a really good understanding of why fossil fuels are fast running out, and what we can do to preserve them. Here is a selection of their work:

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!

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.

16.9.19 Year 3 Homestead lesson week 1

Before we went outside we put our wellies and coats on. We got mixed up by the teachers into four groups. We explored the kitchen, and where things are in it. We also visited the chickens, guinea-pigs, the poly-tunnel (where we grow tomatoes), the rabbits and the pond.

We discovered a chicken’s egg in the compost, that the rabbits can bite us, and a red pepper growing in the poly-tunnel.

Children’s University Summer Challenges 2019

Here are some fun challenges to try during the summer holidays.

Any one can do them, but if you have a Children’s University Passport to Learning you can earn credits too.  Just take photos of you doing the activity, or keep a scrapbook, and show them to Mr Wickens in September to earn your stamps.

Don’t forget to sign up at your local library for the Space Race summer reading challenge- if you read 6 library books during the summer you earn a medal and can claim 6 hours in your Passport

Children’s University Graduation Day at UEA!

Today, six of us took a trip to the University of East Anglia.  We went to attend a very special Children’s University Graduation; it was special because all of us have completed more than 100 hours of extra-learning and have got over 100 stamps in our Passport to Learning!

We arrived at 9.30am and put our beautiful blue caps and gowns on.  Then we took part in a ceremony that featured students telling us why university is so amazing, and a special Mad Science show from Dr DNA which was lots of fun!  We all went up and collected our certificates and got a big clap.  After that, we went out side and threw our hats in the air!

After lunch, we went on a tour of and got to see lots of cool parts of the campus- including the Avengers HQ!

Year 5 get creative in clay workshop!

This week in year 5, we have taken part in a two hour clay workshop.

Here is what Jacky wrote to tell us more:

Earlier in the term, we read Selina’s story and learned that her Grandparents had to leave their country because of the Nazis during World War Two.

Next, last Friday we drew a plan of what things from the story we wanted to make out of clay.  It was difficult but we managed to get through.  The hard job was exhausting- I wanted to get some sleep!

This week, we walked silently to the art room and checked our utensils but unfortunately some of us didn’t have all the utensils so we shared.  We went and put some aprons on to not get dirty.  I forgot to mention that the apron was horribly uncomfortable.

After that, we practiced some new things that I never knew about clay.  We made a clay bowl and dipped some water into the bowl because we were going to use it as glue to help us stick the clay.  I learned so much.

Finally, since we practised on the bowl, we learned to handle the clay.  I mostly spent my time on the train that Selina’s Grandmother went on when she went to work for the Nazis and for my second work I made Selina’s grandmother buying a comb.

Fabulous writing Jacki!

Turner Class get gardening

Today in gardening we planted salad vegetables (for example tomatoes, cucumbers, french beans).  We also planted blue squash, sweet peppers and basil.

When we planted them we had to remember to put compost in the mini-greenhouse trays.  Some seeds had to be planted deep, and some planted high in the compost.  We also found out that you mustn’t put too much water in or the seeds will drown.  The sweet peppers grow in hot countries so they need to be kept indoors to germinate.

We learnt that gardening is all about getting your hands dirty!  Some of us also found out that radishes taste yummy!