Our topic for this half term is: Light!
What is light made up of?
Take a look at the photos, can you see what light is made up of?
Light or white light consists of these colours; red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo and violet.
This is known at the visible spectrum. The visible spectrum is the colours of light that can be seen by the human eye.
When you carried out your mini investigation, you could see that the white light is being split into its constituent parts - it is called dispersion.
The children carried out an investigation to test the hypothesis: the further away the light source is from an object, the longer the shadow. Year 6 made predictions, carried out the investigation and then concluded their results.
The Law of Reflection
Year 6 have learnt about incidence rays and reflection rays; they carried out an investigation to test a hypothesis using this new-found knowledge. Year 6 realised that the angle of the incidence ray and reflection ray is the exact same when light is reflected; this is known as The Law of Reflection.
Our topic for this half term is:
Living Things and their Habitats
Entomologists for the afternoon!
Today the children became entomologists for the afternoon (a scientist that studies classification). To be this type of scientist, we had to visit our local habitat and distinguish and classify living things; therefore, we visited our forest school's site with the help of Euston Estate and the Tractor Trailer.
I cannot tell how pleased I was to see all the children actively involved, looking for living things and classifying them using all the correct scientific vocabulary. You smashed it Otters!
We sorted a range of living things that have a backbone; we sorted them under five categories: mammals, birds, fish, amphibians and reptiles. To sort the animals the children had to discuss the characteristics of the living thing to then determine which category it belonged to.
We sorted a range of living things that do not have a backbone; we sorted them under seven categories: molluscs, protozoa, arachnids, insects, echinoderms, crustaceans and annelids. To sort the animals, the children had to discuss the characteristics of the living thing to then determine which category it belonged to.