Year 6 took part in the Bring It On Net Zero 2021 virtual event. We became engineers and generated ideas for companies to become more environmentally friendly. Throughout the day, we listened to the career paths of many different types of companies and were inspired by the wealth of STEM opportunities there are. Our Year 6 pupils are extremely creative and inventive: we hope you like our ideas….
Class 14 have been investigating why the leaves change colour in autumn. We learned about the role of chlorophyll and other colour pigments. We then went on a leaf hunt and made artwork with different coloured leaves.
Year 6 finished their forces topic with an experiment on friction. They used a shoe to discover how friction acts on rough and smooth surfaces. They predicted, experimented, recorded results, graphed and concluded.
Year 6 are learning about forces this week in Science. We have enjoyed investigating gravity, water resistance, air resistance, gears, pulleys and levers. We look forward to our friction experiment next week.
Year 6 enjoyed the beautiful sunshine in our Secret Garden. As part of our science habitats topic, we observed the flora and created botanical drawings 🌻🌿🌾
Year 6 have been creating their own ‘Scribblebots’ this week in science. They used a series circuit of a battery and motor which makes the bot move and make some lovely patterns!
On Tuesday 10th November we celebrated World Science Day at West Boldon! Every class looked at a famous scientist linked to their topic.
They created a fossil jar whereby jelly represented the soil and sweets represented the animal remains. Each day this week they will add a new layer of jelly to the jar representing how soil layers occur over time. They talked about how these fossils form and also made a zigzag book!
Year 6 looked at Charles Darwin to link to their topic on Evolution. They all created a factfile about him explaining why he is so important in his field.
What wonderful scientists we have at West Boldon!
Year 6 spent a brilliant afternoon investigating why leaves change colour in autumn! We discussed what we knew about autumn and how trees grow via photosynthesis. We found out that chlorophyll makes leaves green and the that the lack of this pigment happens in autumn. Then, we collected loads of different coloured leaves and created natural art. We hope you love our pictures – we are very proud of how they show the beauty of autumn. 🍂🍁
Pfizer came to run ‘Medicine snd Me‘ workshops with Year 6. We discovered how medicines are made and what is found in a medicine cabinet. We then packaged medicines to distribute around the world. At the end a q&a session enabled us to discover more about the company, medicine design, medicine manufacturing and careers in pharmaceuticals. We also learned from Adele, Kirsten and Sarah that there are many other jobs at Phizer, and not just scientists. Year 6 pupils were inspired by our workshops and hopefully many of our pupils will enter the science and engineering workplace in the future. Thank you Pfizer!
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