To introduce our new class text (Pig Heart Boy by Malorie Blackman) Year 6 investigated the main functions of both a human and a lamb’s heart. In our experience lesson we identified the four chambers, the arteries and veins whilst making careful observations and close comparisons.
Today we were visited from the Life Education SCARF PSHE service in our PSHE lesson. In our session we focused on the choices which we make, the consequences of these (both positive and negative) and how we feel in different situations. We discussed peer group pressure and how to respond appropriately.
Today Year 6 worked collaboratively to bake their own delicious bread rolls. They measured their ingredients accurately, followed the instructions carefully, developed their kneading skills and worked hygienically. We are looking forward to adapting our bread recipe to design our own bread products next week.
Year 6 were eager to investigate and evaluate our bread products today! Initially we looked at a wide variety of breads from around the world and Mrs Buckley challenged us to name these. Then we sampled six different types of bread and focused on their country of origin, if they were sweet or savoury, the texture of the bread and finally rated it out of ten.
Year 6 started their new science topic today entitled Electricity. We used our prior knowledge of circuit components to construct our complete circuits. Next, we applied our problem-solving strategies to construct both series and parallel circuits; we discussed the advantages and disadvantages of each circuit.