Down House 6th March 2020

Hello 6L!

Hope you are all well and ready for the first week of our ‘Long Distance Learning’ 🙂 As you know, we won’t be introducing any completely new learning as you might expect in school but the work you find here will make sure you don’t forget all the amazing skills you have gathered so far. I’m aiming to provide at least two hours worth of school work per day. I’ll be here to answer any questions you have and generally keep in touch with you all. 🙂

The first batch of work will appear tomorrow morning. In the meantime, here are some gorgeous pictures of our visit to Down House earlier this month. What a fantastic day that was!

Take care, Miss Lynch 🙂

Learning about using country roads safely.
Finches Workshop – what did Darwin notice?
Why did we find a little rectangle of grass so fascinating?
Can you remember how they tried to preserve this poor Mulberry Tree?
What was this circular object?
Darwin’s greenhouse
What type of plants did you see in the greenhouse?
Relaxing in Darwin’s actual bedroom!
What time did Darwin go for his ‘thinking walk’ everyday?
Enjoying lunch in the sunshine!

Plastic Information

This term in Science we have been looking at Uses of Everyday materials. We have looked at why certain items are made from specific materials and the uses of them. We also looked at how we can reuse and recycle materials to reduce waste.

This week we looked in more detail at plastic. We started the week by researching facts about plastic and then created our own lift the flap information posters. You can see them below:

The children worked really hard to learn and remember the facts. They did a brilliant job at using accurate information and illustrated them beautifully.

6F Science – Classification Charts

In Science, we are going to be classifying and sorting animals depending on their characteristics and habitats.

To practise creating classification charts and forming scientific questions, we classified sweets.

We asked questions which could only have an answer of ‘yes’ or ‘no’ (it was harder than we thought). Also, the answers to our questions couldn’t be based upon opinion – ‘Is it small?’ or ‘Is it delicious?’.

We considered the shape, structure, colour and size of the sweets when classifying them.

Have a look at the great questions that we came up with on our classification charts.

What do we need to remember about the questions that we ask when we create classification charts for animals?