What an afternoon we had yesterday! Some of it was fun, other bits were not so pleasant! We have been learning about digestion.
Before the holiday, we began by thinking about the different jobs our teeth do. We know that our incisors bite and cut the food like scissors, our canines pierce food and our molars grind it into small pieces so we can swallow it. We reminded ourselves of these key facts by eating some celery and carrot. (For some of us, the celery was the most disgusting part of the topic!)
Yesterday, the real fun started! We followed the journey of a banana sandwich, a bowl of porridge, a cup of coffee and a Mars bar as it moved through the digestive system!
A huge thank you from all of Y6 to Dr Rob Hutchinson who gave a fascinating presentation about spectroscopy and how this can be used to find the answers to questions such as – what is the sun made of? How do we know that our water is clean?
Ask your child about the world’s biggest laser in Japan!
Today, Iwan and Emily from Sheffield University came to tell us about their work in the field of biomedical research. They explained to us how studying fish and flies is helping people to develop medical techniques for humans! They brought in fish and flies for us to look at and taught us about how their genes are very similar to those of a human. We used basic gene codes to draw mutant fish and flies. Some of our creations are below.
On Wednesday, Jennifer came to teach us all about the eye and also about her job as an ophthalmologist. She explained why some people have problems with their eyes and explained some of the ways different glasses or surgery can help to correct the problem.
Thanks very much Jennifer, the children really enjoyed it!
In maths today, we have been revising the properties of quadrilaterals with a fact swap. We then wrote down everything we could remember in our books. We made quadrilaterals on our peg boards to show the properties. After this, we made keys to try to sort the shapes.